Year: 2014 Source: The Lancet Psychiatry, Early Online Publication.(2014).2 May 2014. doi:10.1016/S2215-0366(14)70224-X SIEC No: 20140132

Between 48 million and 500 million people are thought to experience suicide bereavement every year. Over the past decade, increased policy attention has been directed towards suicide bereavement, but with little evidence to describe the effect of exposure or to provide appropriate responses. Some evidence was shown for increased rejection and shame in people bereaved by suicide across a range of kinship groups when data were compared with reports of relatives bereaved by other violent deaths.