Year: 2000 Source: Death Studies, v.24, no.1, (January-February 2000), p.1-19 SIEC No: 20000000

This study empirically characterized the experiences of 227 adult next-of-kin as they mourned suicides that had occurred in New York City during 1997. Next-of-kin reported psychosocial problems including family difficulties, comorbid stressors, psychiatric symptomatology, & unresolved bereavement. Professional intervention was the most frequently reported need & the most frequently reported type of desired help. Recommendations are made regarding public education & assistance for the bereaved.