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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone (June 22 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671796607
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671796600
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #146,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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George Howe Colt author of The Enigma of Suicide With extraordinary understanding and compassion, the authors have written a guide that will be of great help to those who must navigate the painful and often overwhelming aftermath of losing a loved one to suicide.

Christopher Lukas coauthor of Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide Smolin and Guinan are pioneers in the use of support groups to help those left behind after a suicide. This book shows why they have been able to be comforting and to help survivors heal. It has humanity and gentle wisdom.

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Three weeks after his eighteen-year-old son Robbie hung himself, Bill G.'s life began to resume many of its day-to-day routines. Read the first page
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Dec 2 2002
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I'm really tired of people acting like the victim had
a choice or made a desicion. If the suicide ended after a long battle with clinical depression then it is not the victim's fault. It is a disease. When people writing these books call it an intentional choice, it perpetuates the stigma of mental health and if it persists, we will forever be in the dark ages when in comes to mental health parity. I will always love my father. He was a great man and a great dad and he had an illness.
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I bought this book nearly four years after my brother took his own life. I wish I'd bought this sooner. The authors did a great job conveying how many of us feel after such a tragedy. This book covers every emotional aspect of suicide survivors and includes a listing of Suicide Prevention and Crisis Centers by state and city.Chapter 3, which covers guilt, was especially helpful because it covers all the what-ifs and should-haves. It explains how that emotion can destroy your health and family, and that there was really nothing you could've done to prevent this from happening. Suicide does not stem from one particular argument or pitfall in a person's life; it is a culmination of things.Chapter 5 is about ambivalence, which covers anger as well as putting the deceased on a pedestal. Another aspect was relief. Those cases I found heartbreaking because of the problems the person put his family through before they died.Chapter 6 talks about the normal depression after the loss versus clinical depression, the latter which many suicides suffer before they die.Chapters 8 through 11 cover the different relationships between the suicide victim and the survivors. I wish they had included a chapter on the friends that were left behind because this doesn't just affect the family. The last chapter covers the siblings, most of which didn't pertain to me. But I did learn from it.The last two chapters of the book cover the pitfalls and healing. This was what I was looking for. In all, this is a good book to read. It is written well and has a straight-forward, honest approach. I read this in two days and plan to pass it on to my family.
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I read this book 10 months after my husband committed suicide and I wish I had read it sooner. After my husband's death I read several books dealing with loss and death. Those books were very good at describing grief and what to expect, however, suicide was not covered. And in no way did those books prepare me for what I was going to go through. I found myself in this book over and over again. I found out that it is NORMAL to feel guilty, to withdraw, to punish yourself, to be blamed for the suicide, to blame others for the suicide, to love and miss my husband but also feel relief that he is no longer in my life, to feel that life will never be anything but a living hell.
I have had significant insights about myself and other family members after reading this book that will help me continue to live on.
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In the wake of my husbands recent suicide, I have been filled with guilt and regret. This book has belped me to realize that it was not my fault that he chose to end his life. The most helpful for me was chapter 3. It is Guilt: "We should have...We could have...". I have visited this place many times in the month since his suicide. The book hepled me to also realize that there was nothing more I could have done to prevent this tragedy. No one but the actual victim of suicide is at fault. I recommend this book to all survivors left behind as the result of a suicide. It has helped me to put things into perspective and has given me the tools to get through my grieving process and the hope to one day live a full and happy life again.
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This book provides similar stories from other survivors of suicide, which enables the new reader to identify with the same feelings and emotions. Losing a loved one to suicide is the most gut-wrenching pain any one could ever experience, and this book addresses those feelings, emotions, and struggles that the survivors are left to face after the loss of a loved one. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide......
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By totallyweezul on July 20 2001
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This book was the cornerstone for the healing after my brother's suicide. If you are looking for compassion and strength during this touch and go time...it is here. I pick it up still from time to time...around anniversaries...and well...you know - continue the healing process. I think we all know it doesn't go away, but reading this book helped me get up in the mornings and look in the mirror again. I hope it helps you too.
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After my husband's suicide, other than God and my friends, the only solace I could find was in better educating myself about suicide in order to resolve my grief. This book is so wonderful and now, rather than sending flowers to someone who has lost a loved one to suicide, I send a copy of this book.
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