Stigmatization and suicide bereavement.

  title={Stigmatization and suicide bereavement.},
  author={William Feigelman and Bernard S. Gorman and John R. Jordan},
  journal={Death studies},
  volume={33 7},
With survey data collected primarily from peer support group participants, the authors compared stigmatization responses of 462 parents losing children to suicide with 54 other traumatic death survivors and 24 child natural death survivors. Parents who encountered harmful responses and strained relations with family members and non-kin reported heightened grief difficulties. After controlling for time since the death and whether a child's death was traumatic or not, stigmatization continued to… CONTINUE READING

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