Year: 2001 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.31, no.1, (Spring 2001), p.81-90 SIEC No: 20010526

This article contrasts public perceptions of suicide survivors with conclusions based on comparative studies of suicide, fatal accident survivors, & other survivors. Although suicide is commonly thought to cause a particularly burdensome grief, quantitative studies have often failed to support this. The authors offer some interpretations of these findings & suggest future pathways for research. (44 refs.)