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The Uniqueness of Suicide Grief

Suicide grief is unique for individuals and each person in a family will have a different reaction to the family member's death. How do you cope with all these differences? Read more here.


03/20/2019 at 11:40 AM
Erica Kitzman
After my daughter died of suicide from post-miscarriage related psychotic depression, I was astonished at the lack of information from any related entity. I would have liked to have received a Circle of Grief/Ring Theory handout - along with a basic AAS/AFSP/SAMHSA loss-survivor pamphlet - from the medical examiner, public health, and the funeral director. We need the same kind of public education response as any other contagious disease. Until suicide contagion is no longer a factor, public health entities need to be doing this work every single time there is a suicide death or suicide attempt. Since suicide is literally the 2nd leading cause of death for youth in the USA right now, public health needs to be providing postvention care for the public on an equal level as is provided with vaccines, nutrition, and car seat education and training. Add to this the obvious need for basic life habits research gathered from short term and long term attempt survivors, equal to that gathered from cancer and AIDS survivors. If mental illness really is an illness, we need to start treating it as such and demanding parity in research funding.
08/30/2017 at 2:09 PM
Laura James
Thank u 2 all who have reached out beyond their pain 2 offer solace 2 those of us in such desperate need.
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