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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2304-4977


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Suicide as situation of extreme stress for immediate surrounding 130

Borisonik E.V.
lecturer, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education (MSUPE), Moscow, Russia

Suicide can emotionally affect up to 60 people, who knew a suicider. Suicide survivors are stressed and are at risk of affective disorders. The article analyzes factors that are affecting the level of distress. The article considers the studies demonstrating the effects of stigmatization and self-stigmatization on distress level, and characteristics of the family system affecting distress. Understanding the mechanisms of increasing stress after suicide and suicidal attempts for relatives of a suicide helps identify targets for an effective post-event.

Keywords: stress, suicide, suicide attempt, suicide survivors.

Column: Clinical psychology


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