Survivors of Suicide… who are They?
McPherson M M
The author questions the definition of “survivor” commonly understood in suicide prevention, i.e. someone who has lost a loved one to suicide. McPherson argues that this definition needs to be expanded to include all types of suicide survivors, e.g. those who have lost a loved one because of the suicidal behaviour of someone else. McPherson says that the American Association of Suicidology can lead the way in providing assistance to all suicide survivors, not just a limited few.