Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One Paperback – Jun 22 1993
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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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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.
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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Helpful but general - to simplistic. I thought No Time to Say Goodbye was much better written. Maybe because the author lived through this hell herself.Published on May 13 2004
This is a wonderful book...it was very helpful in helping me understand why someone would take their own life. It helped me understand that what I was feeling was very normal. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2003
I read this book with anticipation since I lost my mother to suicide. Nevertheless, the book seems to be written only as a conduit to Suicide Survivor Support Groups; other grief... Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2002
I lost my son to suicide in 1998. He was 26 years old and suffered from Bipolar Disorder. He lived with this disorder from the time of it's manifestation from the age of 8 until... Read morePublished on June 16 2001
Well written, the author speaks of those emotions we feel after the suicide of a loved one and how to deal with them.Published on Sept. 3 1999
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