Article – Experiences following a suicide attempt

This is a repost. I really needed this today. Maybe someone else will find this article interesting, too.

Experiences following a suicide attempt”    pdf (1.3MB)

Dr. Anne Carolyn Graham, B.A.(Hons), M.A.     
School of Social Sciences and Psychology Faculty of Arts, Education and Human Development Victoria University
“The hardest, the very, very hardest thing about recovering after a suicide attempt is facing the family and dealing with their hurt and their fear and their anger”
The processes of recovery, or continuing struggle, following a suicide attempt have received only limited attention in theory and research to date. The current study is one of only a very few studies using qualitative, interview-based methodology to explore experiences following a suicide attempt during the life stages of early to middle adulthood.

6 thoughts on “Article – Experiences following a suicide attempt

  1. I can relate to this. Dealing with how everyone else feels after is harder than dealing with my own feelings. Thanks for sharing this. It’s good to see some hard research on this aspect of the issue.

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    • This was kind of a lucky find. It is really sad/surprising/tragic how little information there is for — and about — the people who survive suicide attempts.

      I still get angry (internally) at people who say that I must be “happy” and so strong for not killing myself. If only it were that easy. This article really does a good job of shining a light on the confusion, doubt, shame and fear that follows an attempt.

      One day, I’d like to have the courage to write the author to thank her for her research and encourage her to do more. 🙂

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    • You are very welcome. I found a lot of understanding in this article. For the first time, there were words to describe what it is like in the moments, days, weeks, months and years that follow an attempt.

      Thank you for visiting my blog. In addition to my personal posts, I will continue to search and share other materials that could be of value.

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