Year: 1995 Source: Family Connections, v.2, no.2, (Spring 1995), p.19-20 SIEC No: 19960167

Those who have experienced the loss of a family member who dies by suicide often feel like victims & are called “suicide survivors.” Their recovery process is impeded because social supports are either non-existent or pull back after a short time & survivors must deal with their feelings of isolation. Suicide bereavement differs from other kinds of bereavement because it seems preventable; there is shame & stigma; the family member chose to die; there is a search for reason.