Year: 2008 Source: Crisis, v.29, no.1, (2008), p.38-44 SIEC No: 20090240

In this article, the authors review & summarize the research on the impact of suicide on individuals within families & on family & social networks. Family changes following suicide are discussed first. Next, the effects of suicide on social networks overall & responses of children & the elderly to a familial suicide are discussed. Finally, key issues are identified that remain to be resolved in family survivor research & recommendations are made for future studies. (42 refs.)