Year: 2005 Source: Omega, v.51, no.1, (2005), p.65-75 SIEC No: 20052079

This article presents the findings of a study about the impact of parental suicide on surviving children, in Israel in 1999, by using in-depth interviews & analyzing them inductively. It was found those parental suicides impact the children for many years. At the same time, survivors wish to overcome this impact by regaining control over their lives as adults. It was found that the way suicide is perceived by its survivors is socially & contextually related & had to do with the character of the Israeli state & the way death & bereavement are perceived in it. (LC) (28 refs)