February 12, 2016
Young adults bereaved by suicide had an increased risk for suicide attempt compared with peers bereaved by sudden unnatural causes or sudden natural causes.
“Our results highlight the profound impact that suicide might have on friends and family members,” Alexandra Pitman, MSc, of University College London, United Kingdom, said in a press release. “However, these outcomes are by no means inevitable. If you have been bereaved by suicide, you should know that you are not alone and support is available.”