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Title: Essential Questions on Suicide Bereavement and Postvention
Authors: Andriessen, Karl ×
Krysinska, Karolina #
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International
Series Title: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health vol:9 issue:1 pages:24-32
Abstract: During 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.
ISSN: 1660-4601
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Psychology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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