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How to help survivors of suicide loss 

How to help survivors of suicide loss
How to help survivors of suicide loss

Franz Baro

, Arlette J Ngoubene-Atioky

, Jan Toye

, and Marc Vande Gucht

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date: 05 July 2022

Survivors, i.e. relatives and friends of persons who have died by suicide, experience a plethora of emotional and societal difficulties. Due to the complicated nature of grieving in the aftermath of a suicide, emotional and social support to survivors can only ameliorate the life functioning of this population. The present chapter outlines therapeutic resources that will be beneficial to this unique group. Therapeutic groups, and many other group-related activities, have been established to assist survivors of suicide. Descriptive information with regards to these groups and how to create them is provided. The chapter ends with recommendations on additional resources and services for survivors of suicide.

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