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Title: Key issues, challenges, and preferred supports for those bereaved by suicide: Insights from postvention experts
Contributor(s): McGill, Katie (author); Bhullar, Navjot  (author)orcid ; Batterham, Philip J (author); Carrandi, Alayna  (author); Wayland, Sarah  (author)orcid ; Maple, Myfanwy  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2023
Early Online Version: 2022-08-19
DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2022.2112318
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For many, suicide bereavement is challenging. Postvention responses are few and evidence to inform them is lacking. Eighteen postvention experts completed an online survey regarding the key issues, challenges, and supports available to people bereaved by suicide. Participants were asked to identify the issues, then rank them in terms of importance at key times during the first 2 years after death, with navigating grief, managing relationships, and dealing with practical challenges identified. Access to information, practical assistance and non-judgmental support were most important early in the bereavement period. These findings provide a foundation for recommendations for postvention interventions.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Death Studies, 47(5), p. 624-629
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1091-7683
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 520303 Counselling psychology
520199 Applied and developmental psychology not elsewhere classified
420313 Mental health services
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200409 Mental health
200305 Mental health services
280121 Expanding knowledge in psychology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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School of Psychology

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