Suicide Survivors and the Suicidology Academe: Reconciliation and Reciprocity

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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.


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