Year: 2001 Source: Journal of Loss and Trauma, v.6, no.2, (April 2001), p.135-146 SIEC No: 20061030

This article provides an examination of the communicative needs & practices of those who have survived the loss of a loved one to suicide. Based on a study of a face-to-face support group for parents bereaved by the suicide death of a child, & over 10,000 e-mails from a number of online support groups for survivors of suicide, this article discusses intense communicative relations, exclusion from the general society, self-accrediting of experts in grief, reconstruction of identity to include the loss, ownership of the suicide, & rebuilding community. (11 refs.)