On-line support and resources for people bereaved through suicide: What is available?

Karolina Krysinska, Karl Andriessen, M. Suicidology

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Abstract

The Internet is a potentially valuable source of information for the bereaved, but the current knowledge regarding the type and quality of online material on suicide bereavement is very limited. This study was designed to explore the types of online information and support available for people bereaved by suicide and the quality of such resources. Four popular Internet search engines were searched using terms related to suicide bereavement and support. Although a wide range of Internet resources exist for people bereaved by suicide, these resources may not meet basic quality standards. It is unknown who uses these sites, how such material is used, and whether it helps people to cope effectively with grief after suicide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)640-650
Number of pages11
JournalSuicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

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