Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 18, 2011 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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Too often people suffering the aftermath of a suicide suffer alone. As the survivor of a person who has ended his or her own life, you are left a painful legacy -- and not one that you chose. Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One will help you take the first steps toward healing. While each individual becomes a suicide survivor in his or her own way, there are predictable phases of pain that most survivors experience sooner or later, from the grief and depression of mourning to guilt, rage, and despair over what you have lost.

You may be torturing yourself with repetitive questions such as "What if...?" "Why didn't we...?" and "Why, why, why?" Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One will steer you away from this all-too-common tendency to blame yourself and will put you on the path to healing and recovery. Remember, your wounds can heal and you can recover. Filled with case studies, excellent information, valuable advice, and a completely up-to-date reading list and directory of suicide support groups nationwide, this valuable book will give you the strength and hope to go on living.
  

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User Review  - ambricosa - Overstock.com

I bought this book for my girlfriend after her brother commited suicide. It seems to help her and give her some good information and guidance as to how life can continue even after a tragedy like this. I recommend this book for anyone going through something as tough as something like this. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
13
A Day in the Life of a Survivor
23
It Cant Be
36
We Should Have We Could Have
43
Shame and Ostracism
52
Ambivalence
65
Depression
76
Pitfalls of the Healing Process
87
When a Child Commits Suicide
116
When a Spouse Commits Suicide
129
When a Sibling Commits Suicide
142
You Are Not Alone
152
Moving Ahead
163
Suggested Readings
175
Appendix Support Group Directory
177
Index
243

When a Parent Commits Suicide
99

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