Surviving Suicide: Help to Heal Your Heart: Life Stories from Those Left Behind

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Brown Books, 2005 - Psychology - 282 pages

In Surviving Suicide, you read about a woman whose mother, husband, and son all took their own lives. You read the story of a terminally ill woman's suicide. You can almost hear the words of a little girl whose father put a gun to his head. The stories are heartbreaking, but Surviving Suicide offers hope. All around you, there are bits of this hope, in the inspiration from those who have been where you are. Days after her fiancÚ's suicide, award-winning journalist Heather Hays was back on television, hiding her pain from her viewers and herself. She is no longer hiding. In this book, Heather shares life-changing stories from people around the world who have also been left behind. Through them, you will learn lessons on love and loss to help guide you on your journey.

 

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Contents

Parents Left Behind
43
Siblings Left Behind
103
Friends Left Behind
149
Loves Left Behind
187
Why Writing Heals
239
Crisis Support
247
How to Get in Touch
254
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About the author (2005)

Heather Hays was born in Athens, Georgia, and grew up in Houston, Texas. She graduated summa cum laude from Chaminade University of Honolulu with a BS in behavioral sciences. Before earning a master's degree in television and film from Boston University, she was crowned Miss Hawaii USA, and she competed in the Miss USA pageant.Heather began her career in television news more than fifteen years ago as a weather caster and general assignment reporter, shooting and editing her own stories. Today, she is an anchor in one of the country's largest media markets. Industry recognition includes Edward R. Murrow, AP, RTNDA, and Katie awards. Heather sits on the board of directors for CONTACT, a crisis and counseling hotline, and she lives in Dallas, Texas.

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