here are over 38,000 suicide deaths each year in the United States alone, and the numbers in other countries suggest that suicide is a major public health problem around the world.
Author: John R. Jordan
here are over 38,000 suicide deaths each year in the United States alone, and the numbers in other countries suggest that suicide is a major public health problem around the world. A suicide leaves behind more victims than just the individual, as family, friends, co-workers, and the community can be impacted in many different and unique ways following a suicide. And yet there are very few professional resources that provide the necessary background, research, and tools to effectively work with the survivors of a suicide. This edited volume addresses the need for an up-to-date, professionally-oriented summary of the clinical and research literature on the impact of suicide bereavement on survivors. It is geared towards mental health professionals, grief counselors, clergy, and others who work with survivors in a professional capacity. Topics covered include the impact of suicide on survivors, interventions to provide bereavement care for survivors, examples of promising support programs for survivors, and developing a research, clinical, and programmatic agenda for survivors over the next 5 years and beyond.
If you have experienced the death of a loved one from suicide, this book is for you.
Author: Bob Baugher
If you have experienced the death of a loved one from suicide, this book is for you. With contributions of many people who have been through the experience and two Psychologists who have helped hundreds of people bereaved by suicide, this book takes the reader through the first few days, weeks, months and years.
But more, the book provides answers and also acknowledges that some questions do not have easy answers, reflecting accurately and sympathetically the experiences of those bereaved by suicide.” —Thomas Joiner, PhD, author of Why People ...
Author: Tom Smith
Praise for The Unique Grief of Suicide: Questions and Hope "A gem of a book. Tom Smith is one of those unique human beings who, through a labor of love and generosity, is able to turn a personal tragedy into an opportunity to reach out and help many others. His work combines scientific data and personal feelings admirably." --Luis A. Giuffra, MD, PhD; professor of clinical psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine "Very painful questions arise following the death by suicide of a loved one. Tom Smith's moving book identifies and organizes these questions--a very helpful thing in itself. But more, the book provides answers and also acknowledges that some questions do not have easy answers, reflecting accurately and sympathetically the experiences of those bereaved by suicide." --Thomas Joiner, PhD, author of Why People Die by Suicide and the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Florida State University With warmth and understanding, Tom Smith draws on his own grief following the suicide of his twenty-six-year-old daughter, Karla, and provides helpful resources and coping strategies to those grieving a suicide. Both practical and comforting, The Unique Grief of Suicide guides and educates those dealing with the different facets of suicide and offers a safe harbor within the storm of grief.
This revised edition now includes a discussion guide for suicide survivor groups.
Author: Albert Y. Hsu
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Albert Y. Hsu wrestles with emotional and spiritual questions surrounding suicide, ultimately pointing survivors to the God who offers comfort in our grief and hope for the future. This revised edition now includes a discussion guide for suicide survivor groups.
Do suicide survivors suffer social stigma: a review of the literature. Perspect.
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Cimitan, A., Dyregrov, K., Grad, O., and Andriessen, K. (2014). Bereavement After
Author: Terence W. Barrett, Ph.d.Publish On: 2013-12
This book has found its place on the shelves with the most helpful books about the special grief reactions survivors experience after the death of a loved one by suicide.
Author: Terence W. Barrett, Ph.d.
Life After Suicide provides a clear and sensitive description of the experience of survivors after suicidal death: of their struggles to deal with suicide and incorporate it into their own personal life histories, and of their efforts to reconstruct their lives in its aftermath. The material is based on suicide survivorship literature and on interviews of survivors of suicide, accident, homicide, and natural death bereavements.The impact of suicide, as in any death, most assuredly varies depending on the type and closeness of the relationship lost. Fathers and mothers, husbands and wives, daughters and sons, sisters and brothers, and “just” friends and lovers have been affected by a suicide. Although the impact of a suicide is greatly determined by the closeness of the relationship that had been formed with the decedent, no one associated with this form of death can escape its effects, regardless of distance from the deceased. Suicide touches something deep in the core of our humanness, and we can, none of us, be neutral to its occurrence.Life After Suicide provides insight into suicide survivorship, not only for those who experience, first hand, another person's self-destructive act, but also for those who interact with the survivors in the aftermath of the death. This book has found its place on the shelves with the most helpful books about the special grief reactions survivors experience after the death of a loved one by suicide. It is important reading for survivors, family members, professional helpers and friends.
She profitably combines expert knowledge with personalities and breaks the taboo of talking about suicide. This book is a signpost and helpful orientation—for survivors and for people in helping professions.
Author: Sabrina Muller
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
What happens after a suicide? Ten years after the suicide of a close friend, Sabrina Müller writes about her personal mourning process in short blogs and in-depth analyses. She tells of her numbness after the bad news, of the unbearable moments, of her phases of grief. She tells of rage, her own life tiredness, disappointment, and loneliness. Where were friends, community, even the church, when she herself urgently needed support? Müller speaks openly about the very difficult issues but also about what got her through this difficult time and how she slowly found her way back into a changed life. She profitably combines expert knowledge with personalities and breaks the taboo of talking about suicide. This book is a signpost and helpful orientation—for survivors and for people in helping professions.
This is one of life's broken, dark experiences in which you need help and encouragement to remember that the promises and presence of your God and Savior are real.
Author: David Powlison
Someone you know and love has died. You feel the emptiness and sorrow of loss. That alone is extremely hard. But suicide adds many other painful reactions to the heartache that death brings. Common reactions are feelings of anger, guilt, betrayal, and many, many unanswerable questions.This is one of life's broken, dark experiences in which you need help and encouragement to remember that the promises and presence of your God and Savior are real. In the midst of this darkness, David Powlison points you toward God who will be with you, uphold you, and help you live by faith through this tragedy.
This unique handbook is thus essential reading for anyone involved in suicide prevention or postvention research and practice.
Author: Andriessen, Karl
Publisher: Hogrefe Verlag
A unique and comprehensive handbook presenting the state of the art in suicide bereavement support. Suicide is not merely the act of an individual; it always has an effect on others and can even increase the risk of suicide in the bereaved. The International Association for Suicide Prevention, the World Health Organisation, and others have recognized postvention as an important strategy for suicide prevention. This unique and comprehensive handbook, authored by nearly 100 international experts, including researchers, clinicians, support group facilitators, and survivors, presents the state of the art in suicide bereavement support. The first part examines the key concepts and the processes that the bereaved experience and illustrates them with illuminating clinical vignettes. The second and third parts look in detail at suicide bereavement support in all the relevant settings (including general practices, the workplace, online and many others) as well as in specific groups (such as health care workers). In the concluding section, the support provided for those bereaved by suicide in no less than 23 countries is explored in detail, showing that postvention is becoming a worldwide strategy for suicide prevention. These chapters provide useful lessons and inspiration for extending and improving postvention in new and existing areas. This unique handbook is thus essential reading for anyone involved in suicide prevention or postvention research and practice.
The lost body, the subsequent jumpers - suddenly the unthinkable became unfathomable. Pacha shares the moving story of her teen's suicide and family's grief process but doesn't stop there.
Author: Linda Pacha
Nick, a kindhearted nineteen-year-old, walked from his college campus to a tall bridge and jumped into the Mississippi. The lost body, the subsequent jumpers . . . suddenly the unthinkable became unfathomable. Linda Pacha takes you on a powerful journey through her son's heartbreaking life story-----including ongoing bullying, not fitting in, and ultimately suffering from mental health issues-----as well as her family's grief process, offering guidance to save others from suicide and help those grieving in the aftermath of loss. Her hope is that you will benefit from these insights gained from hindsight to help yourself, your family, or your friends.Suicide prevention-----Access to real-life examples of suicide warning signs missed in Nick's last behaviors and communications; discussion of mental health issues as a risk factor; an inside look at private challenges and bullying; and ways to help those struggling to stay alive. Self-help/grief after loss-----Recommendations on navigating the grief process, including the challenging steps back into society, new family dynamics, and necessary choices after loss; explanation of the stigma, judgment, and misconceptions of mental health and suicide; and ways to help loss survivors. Tips for a better tomorrow-----Practical suggestions for reducing the pressure we put on ourselves and our youth and for creating a more compassionate world.
This book is for those who are grieving over the loss of a loved one who suicided.
Author: Fiona Jefferies
This book is for those who are grieving over the loss of a loved one who suicided. I've written something that I hope will give you comfort during this heartbreaking time. There are so many emotions to navigate in the post suicide slipstream and those feelings don't run to a schedule or make sense to someone that has not shared the experience of suicide bereavement. I'm Fiona Jefferies and I've lost someone I loved dearly to suicide. After taking up too much real estate in my head over the years, I wanted to share what helped me through the grief (therapy, hugs and rock n' roll) and what didn't (consulting a tarot reader in a suburban shopping centre). I'm sending you love, strength and the songs of Nine Inch Nails to get you through. There's life beyond the mourning after.
Brendan McManus SJ lost his brother Donal to suicide in 2005 and has written and spoken extensively about his grief journey.
Author: Brendan McManus SJ
Publisher: Messenger Publications
Brendan McManus SJ lost his brother Donal to suicide in 2005 and has written and spoken extensively about his grief journey. He published an article, 'Surviving Suicide' in The Furrow journal, and a book, Redemption Road, about walking the Camino in honor of his deceased brother. Here, some ten years later, he offers advice on the complex suicide grief process and what he has found to be helpful for survival, adaptation, and thriving.
Living in the Wake of Suicide Christopher Lukas, Henry M. Seiden. have shown
they can work very well without professionals, who often (they say) don't seem to
understand the kind of grief survivors go through. Whether professional or lay ...
months after the suicide, few go to see a psychotherapist. Many don't understand
Author: Christopher Lukas
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Family & Relationships
Silent Grief is a book for and about "suicide survivors" - those who have been left behind by the suicide of a friend or loved one. Written by a suicide survivor, this book gives valuable insights into living in the wake of suicide, providing useful strategies and support for those affected by suicide, as well as professionals working with them.