Military Spouse Grief After Suicide

Reports indicated that suicides in the U.S. military surged to a record number of 349 in 2013. This far exceeds the 295 American combat deaths in Afghanistan in 2012 and compares with 201 military suicides in 2011. While there exists a tremendous amount of research surrounding the act of suicide as well as its prevention, there is little research on those who are left behind by the suicide of a loved one, especially within the military community.

The purpose of this study will be to explore the relationship between bereavement, social support, stigma, primary appraisal, secondary appraisal and coping skills associated with female spousal suicide survivors in the military. With this information, therapist can be better equipped to serve this population.

The survey will take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete. Before you have completed the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter your email address and be sent a $25 Amazon gift card as a "thank you" for participation. In order to maintain your anonymity, your email address will be stored separately from your survey responses.

Please feel free to share this survey with anyone and everyone you can. The only participant restrictions are you must be at least 18 years old, female and have lost a significant other that served in any branch of the military by suicide. All branches and ranks are eligible (i.e. National Guard, active duty, non-active duty, etc).
Please contact Lindsey Mitchell @ lmitch26@gwmail.gwu.edufor more information or click here for survey.  Thank You!