Aftermath of SuicideBr Med J 1974; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5919.600 (Published 15 June 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;2:600
- Daphne Shepherd,
- B. M. Barraclough
Forty-four spouses of suicides followed up after five years showed no significant differences from the widowed by other causes in respect of mortality and remarriage rates. A minority were stigmatized and most found the inquest unpleasant. Outcome was evenly polarized into better off and worse off.