Year: 2015 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.(2014).44(6):668Ð681.DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12100 SIEC No: 20150052

Eighty-five young adults exposed to a cluster of peer suicides as adolescents completed measures of attitudes toward suicide, grief, and social support. Closeness to the peers lost to suicide was positively correlated with grief and the belief that suicide is not preventable, with grief further elevated in close individuals with high social support from friends. Overall, social support was related to healthy attitudes about suicide including preventability, yet it was also related to some stigmatizing beliefs.

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