chapter  3
The Impact of Suicide on Adults
WithJohn L. McIntosh, John R. Jordan
Pages 38

The goal of the present chapter is to provide existing information regarding common features, issues, and characterizations of bereavement among adults following death by suicide,1 including its commonalities with other modes of death as well as its differences from death by other causes. In a general sense, the experience of adults who have lost a signifi cant person in their lives to death by suicide involves the same information conveyed in Chapter 2’s characterization of the nature of suicide bereavement. Therefore, the entire experience of suicide grief and bereavement is not repeated here. Rather, the issues that arise and the specifi c research fi ndings in the developmental time period of adulthood associated with loss by suicide are discussed.