The Construction of Meaning Following Parental Suicide: Grief of Children Following Parental Suicide
10 adults shared their story of losing a parent to suicide when they were children or young adults. This study examined their histories of growing & maturing in their particular family. Of particular interest was the meaning they made of their journey & how this may have changed over time. Evidence of resilience was sought & information on ego development & the impact the suicide may have had on the informants’ sense of identity & psychological & meaning systems.