Miklin et al had a 2019 study that addressed meaning-making for suicide survivors in a thoughtful way:
Miklin, Sanja, Anna S. Mueller, Seth Abrutyn, and Katherine Ordonez. 2019. “What Does It Mean to Be Exposed to Suicide?: Suicide Exposure, Suicide Risk, and the Importance of Meaning-Making.” Social Science & Medicine 233:21–27.
What does it mean to be exposed to suicide?: Suicide exposure, suicide risk, and the importance of meaning-making