Year: 1990 Source: Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, 1990. p.67-85 SIEC No: 19950584

This chapter opens with an exploration of the nature of suicide bereavement. Studies which have found that suicide bereavement is not significantly different from bereavement from other sudden deaths are reviewed. However, there are unique features of suicide bereavement & these are also reviewed. Emotional & behavioural responses to suicide, e.g. blaming, searching for meaning, are described. The last part of this chapter discusses postvention strategies for suicide survivors. (48 refs.)