Title

Suicide Survivors and the Suicidology Academe: Reconciliation and Reciprocity

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

Background: While encouraging and significant progress has been made toward integrating so-called suicide survivors into the suicidology academe, many problems and blocks still remain. A number of issues have yet to be acknowledged, let alone addressed. Aims/Methods: Drawing predominantly on the North American background and perspective, this paper offers a brief overview of the integration of suicide survivors within the suicidology academe. It explores rationales for forming such collaborations and provides some examples of successful alliances. The paper adopts a somewhat critical stance and highlights a number of blocks to collaboration. Conclusion: The paper concludes by drawing on the authors’ experience of collaboration and uses this as the basis for offering additional avenues and options for strengthening collaboration and integration.

Comments

To acquire a personal use copy of this work, contact John Cutcliffe at john.cutcliffe@wright.edu.

DOI

10.1027/0227-5910.30.4.208