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Information seeking by survivors of suicide

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Information seeking by survivors of suicide
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what did they know, when did they know it, how did they find it, and was it helpful?
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ETD_2365
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http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.2/rucore10001800001.ETD.000052194
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eng
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theses
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Clinical Psychology
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Suicide--Psychological aspects
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Suicide victims--Psychology
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Survivors of suicide are individuals who have lost someone close to them by suicide. This study explored survivors' experiences in seeking and being given information about suicide both before and after their loss. The purpose was to examine the ways in which survivors came into contact with this information and whether it had been helpful in coping with their loss. The goal was to comment on ways to improve the quality and accessibility of this information. Twenty-three survivors were interviewed. Each participant completed the Ways of Coping questionnaire and a series of questions regarding their attitudes towards suicide before and after their loss as well as their experience of seeking information before and after the loss. Demographic information was obtained about both the participant and the individual who had died by suicide. Participants were also questioned about their knowledge of the individual's mental health treatment. Results suggested participants' attitudes towards suicide shifted after the suicide to understanding suicide as a result of mental illness rather than psychosocial stress or weakness and a decreased belief that suicide could be prevented. Most of the participants did not seek or report having been given information about suicide prior to their loss. This was a surprising finding given that all of the individuals who suicided had been in some form of mental health treatment and over half had made prior attempts. Participants had, however, sought or been given information about related subjects, including mental illness. Most participants did seek or were given information within a month of their loss. Their efforts were sometimes hampered since many referral and information sources were unfamiliar with the concept of "survivor of suicide." Participants stated the information, including having met with another survivor, was helpful in finding a shared experience, understanding mental illness, normalizing feelings after loss, and coping with guilt and stigma. Issues related to survivor research, suggestions for clinical practice and training, and areas for future research are discussed.
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ix, 87 p.
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Psy.D.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 77-80)
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by Kristen K. Gawley
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Kristen K.
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1962-
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
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2010
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2010-01
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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doi:10.7282/T30C4VXV
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ETD doctoral
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Kristen
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Kristen Gawley
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Rutgers University. Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
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