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Title: Talking through the Dead: The Impact and Interplay of Lived Grief after Suicide
Contributor(s): McKay, Kathryn  (author); Tighe, Joe (author)
Publication Date: 2013/2014
DOI: 10.2190/OM.68.2.b
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Abstract: In the aftermath of suicide, grief becomes a multi-faceted experience. Traditionally, this grief was silenced where the shame attached to suicide invalidated a person's need for expression. Even now, it can be difficult for people to fully articulate their grief, let alone find an empathetic audience. How do we examine this grief to more clearly hear the voices of the bereaved, and to better understand how to support those who are grieving a suicide death? Indeed, the ripple of suicide grief touches more than those traditionally considered to be impacted by the death. Whole communities can be affected and it cannot be presumed that researchers do not have their own lived experiences of suicide bereavement. In this way, the newly-opened discourse around the experience of suicide grief needs to be dissected within more practical and appropriate research. A balance needs to be created in research where the voices of grief can be included but the experiential context understood and respected.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 68(2), p. 111-121
Publisher: Baywood Publishing Co Inc
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 0030-2228
Field of Research (FOR): 111714 Mental Health
111708 Health and Community Services
111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 920209 Mental Health Services
920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health
920413 Social Structure and Health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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