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Essential Questions on Suicide Bereavement and Postvention
AbstractDuring the past decades public and research interest in postvention, i.e., support for families and communities after a suicide, has increased. However, the postvention field is still facing a number of important challenges and questions. This article aims to discuss a series of essential issues on suicide bereavement and postvention, regarding the current state of the art and future developments. Who is a suicide survivor and how many suicide survivors are there? Is suicide bereavement different from other types of bereavement? What are the needs of suicide survivors and what is postvention from a clinical perspective and from a public health perspective? Can postvention be prevention? With this last question, the article concludes with a series of recommendations in order to strengthen the potential of postvention as prevention.
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Andriessen, K.; Krysinska, K. Essential Questions on Suicide Bereavement and Postvention. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9, 24-32.View more citation formats
Andriessen K, Krysinska K. Essential Questions on Suicide Bereavement and Postvention. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2012; 9(1):24-32.Chicago/Turabian Style
Andriessen, Karl; Krysinska, Karolina. 2012. "Essential Questions on Suicide Bereavement and Postvention." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 9, no. 1: 24-32.