Year: 1990 Source: Philadelphia: The Charles Press, 1990. p.52-55 SIEC No: 19940124

The problems & emotions experienced by the bereaved when a suicide death occurs are briefly discussed. These include the unexpectedness of the event & possibility of negative feelings from the community toward family and friends of the deceased. Denying the suicidal nature of the death can hinder the mourning & resolution process & be especially dangerous for the children. The bereaved may also feel rejected by the deceased; reactions of police, insurance agents & other officials may be harsh.