The continuum of "survivorship": definitional issues in the aftermath of suicide.

@article{Cerel2014TheCO,
  title={The continuum of "survivorship": definitional issues in the aftermath of suicide.},
  author={Julie Cerel and John L. McIntosh and Robert A. Neimeyer and Myfanwy J Maple and Doreen Marshall},
  journal={Suicide & life-threatening behavior},
  year={2014},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={591-600}
}
In light of prevailing confusion over the meaning of the term "suicide survivor," we propose a more exact terminology for designating different levels of impact on those left behind by suicide, ranging on a continuum from those exposed to suicide through those who are affected by it and finally to those who are bereaved by suicide in the short- or long-term, as a function of their loss of a close emotional attachment through this tragic form of loss. We briefly note the possible utility of this… CONTINUE READING
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