Exploring the Complexities of Suicide Bereavement Research

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Ali, Farzana (2015)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, volume 165, pages 30-39 (issn: 1877-0428)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.12.601
  • Subject: H1 | HV

Statistics indicate a projected increase in the number of suicides by those in receipt of mental health services in England. Research has also shown that the impact of suicide on individuals who have lost someone to suicide have an increased risk of poor physical and mental health, including a higher risk of suicidality. However, research within suicide bereavement is limited due to the lack of methodologically robust studies involving those bereaved through suicide. This paper will offer an overview of current debates in the suicide bereavement literature and discuss a forthcoming qualitative study that will examine the impact of suicide by those in receipt of mental health services on their families. The current research will utilise a constructivist grounded theory approach. Analysis of the data will include a process of coding and comparison, leading to theory generation. This study aims to contribute to knowledge of the impact of suicide on family members (where the deceased was in receipt of mental health services) and how to provide effective post-intervention support for these particular families.
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