Year: 2014 Source: OMEGA:Journal of Death and Dying.(2014).69(3):305-310. DOI:10.2190/OM.69.3.e SIEC No: 20140573

The anniversary of the loss of a loved one is known to induce negative emotions, which for some can be significant. The present study examined the incidence of suicide around the time of such anniversaries using data from the Queensland Suicide Register for the years 1998 to 2008. There were statistically significant increases in suicide events immediately after the loss of a loved one and around the anniversary of the loss. Limitations of the study are noted.