Source: 5p. SIEC No: 20030805

This manuscript discusses the stigmas associated with suicide. Several case studies of suicide bereavement are presented, including artist Carole Itter & author Moira Farr. Differences are noted between bereavement due to suicide & bereavement for other reasons. It is noted that messages of condolence are often not sent following a suicide & the cause of death is usually not mentioned in the funeral services or obituaries. The importance of discussing suicide is asserted. (7 refs)(SC)