This analysis of a convenience sample survey of 195 suicide bereaved adults focuses on predictors of three important highly interrelated experiences among the suicide bereaved: grief problems, depression and suicidal thinking. Although each of these three experiences can be explained by a unique set of predictors, they share many commonalities. Several predictors stood out especially in either aggravating or alleviating these experiences: personal (or post-traumatic) growth, perceived social support, feelings of blameworthiness, perceived suicide stigma, years since loss and a respondent’s mental health difficulties experienced prior to their suicide loss. We also review the clinical implications of these results.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Omega (United States)|
|State||Published - Jun 2023|
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- grief difficulties
- personal growth
- suicidal ideation
- suicide loss
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
- Life-span and Life-course Studies