"Don't bother about me". The grief and mental health of bereaved adolescents

Title

"Don't bother about me". The grief and mental health of bereaved adolescents

Creator

Andriessen K; Mowll J; Lobb E; Draper B; Dudley M; Mitchell PB

Publisher

Death Studies

Date

2018

Subject

adolescent; bereavement; Death; Grief; Mental Health; Suicide

Description

Death of a relative or friend is a potentially disruptive event in the lives of adolescents. To provide targeted help, it is crucial to understand their grief and mental health experiences. Thematic analysis of 39 semi-structured telephone interviews yielded two themes: Grieving apart together, and Personal growth. High self-reliance and selective sharing were common. Feelings of guilt and 'why' questions seemed more pronounced among the suicide bereaved. There was strong evidence of personal growth, increased maturity and capacity to deal with personal mental health/suicidality. Despite its devastating effects, experiencing a death can be a catalyst for positive mental health.
2018-01

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Citation List Month

March 2018 List

Collection

Citation

Andriessen K; Mowll J; Lobb E; Draper B; Dudley M; Mitchell PB, “"Don't bother about me". The grief and mental health of bereaved adolescents,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 29, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14564.

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