Year: 1997 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.27, no.4, (Winter 1997), p.404-406 SIEC No: 19971277

A therapist describes a personal journey toward an understanding and acceptance of his mother’s suicide. Through his own therapy, and the biographies of his mother written by family members, he clearly describes the overwhelming interplay of rage, guilt, and grief that accompany the difficult process toward some form of acceptance. This account presents a unique opportunity to gain increased insight into the process of confronting the emotions associated with surviving a family member’s suicide.