Year: 2016 Source: Illness, Crisis & Loss.(2015).0(0):1-16. Published online 29 May 2015. doi: 10.1177/1054137315587646 SIEC No: 20160367

A questionnaire was administered to a national sample of 293 people receiving the American Association of SuicidologyÕs Surviving Suicide to learn (a) who self-identifies as bereaved by suicide (survivors), (b) their coping strategies, and (c) what they prefer to be called. Findings suggest that (a) there are many different relationships in which people are bereaved, (b) survivors use many coping strategies, and (c) they use numerous terms to describe themselves. Implications include outreach to survivors should go beyond the immediate family, the suicide support group should not be the sole suggestion for services, and many prefer the term suicide survivor.