Exploring the impact of suicide on the bereavement experience.
Briefly examines the impact of bereavement when a loved one has died as a result of suicide. The impact of death by suicide on the grieving process will be examined from an adult perspective experiencing the loss of an adult loved one. This paper will exclude the dynamic of suicide in relation to preceding diagnosis of a fatal illness. There are many ideas as to why the bereavement process becomes more complex such as when a loved one has died by suicide. The events leading up to death and the cause of death impact the grief process. Suicide is considered to be a traumatic loss and therefore complicates the grief process. However, grief is a unique process driven by each individual, the relationship with the bereaved person and coping dimensions of each individual.