Year: 2009 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.39, no.3, (June 2009), p.269-281 SIEC No: 20090509

This paper outlines the pressing public health need to conduct research & determine effective ways to identify & meet the needs of suicide survivors, particularly through survivor support groups. After describing the various approaches to survivor support groups, the authors explain the need for further research, despite the inherent challenges. Finally, several questions are posed for researchers to consider as they work with survivors to develop a research agenda that sheds more light on the experiences of survivors & the help provided by survivor support groups. (39 refs.)