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Title: Survivors of Suicide, Those Left Behind When Someone Dies by Suicide
Contributor(s): Cerel, Julie (author); Maple, Myfanwy  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2014
DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.1079
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Abstract: Suicide is a more prevalent cause of death in many countries than automobile accidents, homicide, and breast cancer. Despite this, the experience of people left behind after a suicide is not well understood. This entry provides a sociohistorical overview of suicide to place suicide death in a relevant cultural context, explores the bereavement experiences of those grieving a loss to suicide, and presents the debate about similarities and differences regarding suicide bereavement in relation to other forms of traumatic death. In addition, this entry examines the role of social workers in working with people bereaved by suicide.
Publication Type: Entry In Reference Work
Source of Publication: Encyclopedia of Social Work, p. 1-13
Publisher: National Association of Social Workers (NASW Press) and Oxford University Press (OUP)
Place of Publication: United States of America
Field of Research (FOR): 111714 Mental Health
160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
160701 Clinical Social Work Practice
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 920410 Mental Health
HERDC Category Description: N Entry In Reference Work
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