Little is known about the nature of suicide survivors groups.
Survey responses by 149 U.S. and Canadian groups are characterized as follows :
(1) they are most often sponsored by mental health or social service agencies or have no sponsor ;
(2) groups have operated an average of 8 to 9 years ;
(3) fewer than 10 people typically attend monthly or twice monthly meetings ;
(4) group experience predominantly involves sharing personal experiences ;
(5) leadership generally involves either trained facilitators, mental health professionals, or both ;
(6) most groups are open ended ;
(7) all social/ethnic, income, and adult age groups are served, but few children and teenagers attend ;
and (8) referrals come predominantly by word-of-mouth or medical and religious sources.
Further research is required regarding survivor group attributes and processes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enquête, Survivant, Suicide, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Canada, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Survey, Survivor, Suicide, United States, North America, America, Canada, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0144898
Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 21/05/1997.