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Suicide Bereavement Support, a Literature Review

This report, from the NSRF (National Suicide Research Foundation) and HSE Mental Health, aims to provide a review of literature relating to suicide bereavement support with an emphasis on evidence-based interventions and to identify examples of current suicide bereavement support practice in Ireland and internationally. Therefore this report has five main sections, addressing the following aims:

  • To introduce and provide and understanding of suicide bereavement
  • To identify supports offered to and utilised by individuals bereaved by suicide
  • To summarise evidence for interventions tailored for those bereaved by suicide
  • To present case studies illustrating community responses to suicide internationally
  • To describe policy and case studies of suicide bereavement services in Ireland

Suicide Bereavement Support Literature Review Cover

Published by: The NSRF and HSE Mental Health
Date Published: May 2019

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