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A commentary by Franklin Cook, co-lead of the Survivors of Suicide Loss Task Force and publisher of the Grief After Suicide blog, regarding how the emerging field of suicide grief support ought to concentrate both on what is unique about suicide bereavement and, paradoxically, on what suicide grief has in common with grief after any means of death (the paradox: suicide grief is different, and suicide grief is the same). See the related blog post at http://bit.ly/paradoxrequires. The essay outlines common features of grief that ought to be taken into account by those delivering services to the suicide bereaved. Here's a quote: "The outline above represents only a portion of the hard-earned insights over the past 20 years that have come from other fields directly related to suicide bereavement support. Insights such as these (as well as the evidence that supports them and their applications in practice) underpin the call to action in the new national guidelines ... which challenges suicide grief support practitioners to the following: 'It is essential to advance purposeful communication and collaboration among all disciplines working to support the bereaved — especially those focused on addressing the effects of every manner of sudden or traumatic death' (from 'Responding to Grief, Trauma, and Distress After a Suicide: U.S. National Guidelines')."