Year: 1990 Source: Personnel Journal, v.69, no.6, (June 1990), p.40, 43, 45, 47 SIEC No: 19980984

In this article, the author describes the suicide of a co-worker and how her fellow employees dealt with this event. A licensed clinical psychologist was brought in and through a “triage” approach the psychologist offered assistance to the deceased’s closest co-workers, then worked outward. The triage appraoch was effective. Shock, anger, guilt, and finally, acceptance were the stages that most employees went through. (3 refs.)