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21 October 2011

Issues faced by family of the suicidal

A study focusing on the family of people who were suicidal has highlighted the main challenges they face when trying to judge whether a person is in danger.

A study focusing on the family and friends of people who were suicidal has highlighted the main challenges they face when trying to judge whether a person is in danger and decide what they should do about it.

They asked relatives and friends of the deceased what they had witnessed in the period leading up to the suicide and how they had interpreted what they saw. In all, 31 lay informants (parents, partners, siblings, friends and colleagues) took part.

 
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