Dorothy Goulah-Pabst | Navigating Suicide Loss: A Survivor Study

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Those left behind after the suicide of a loved one often experience complex grief that can involve feelings of self-blame, abandonment and rejection. The stigma surrounding suicide can also underly rejection by their community, further increasing the psychological burden that survivors face. Understanding the challenges of suicide loss survivors, and identifying the most effective ways to support them, is important in helping survivors to heal and move forward with their lives. Towards this aim, Dorothy Goulah-Pabst from California State University Northridge conducted a study to learn more about the experiences of suicide loss survivors. Read More

Original Article Reference

Summary of the paper ‘Suicide Loss Survivors: Navigating Social Stigma and Threats to Social Bonds’, in the Journal of Death and Dying,


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