Year: 1990 Source: Suicide Prevention, v.4, no.2, (Spring 1990), p.7 SIEC No: 19990140

The effect of a client’s suicide on caregivers is discussed in this article. A suicide impacts those who were involved with the victim, but managers & administrators need to be aware of a ripple effect of reactions in other staff members. Staff need “permission” to grieve the loss while evaluating their interactions with the client. The author argues that until staff needs are acknowledged, undue trauma will occur & many experienced staff will be lost.