Offering Help After a Suicide Death

Friends For Survival, Inc.

P.O. Box 214463, Sacramento, CA 95821

Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide, by Christopher Lucas and Henry M. Seiden, Ph.D.,

published by Bantam Books, New York, NY (1989).

  A survivor and a psychologist offer support and advice for getting past the grief—and moving on. This book also deals with the multitude of reasons people don’t talk about suicide. One of the author’s, Christopher Lucas, lost his mother to suicide.

After Suicide Loss: Coping with Your Grief, by Bob Baugher, Ph.D. and Jack Jordan, Ph.D.,

published by Robert Baugher, Ph.D., 7108 127th Place S.E., Newcastle, WA 98056-1325, (2002).

  This booklet was written to help you understand some of what you may experience during the next several months. We wrote this booklet with input from suicide survivors, the term commonly used for people who are surviving the death of a loved one to suicide. For now, surviving may seem like the hardest thing you’ve ever done in your life.

Rocky Roads: The Journeys of Families through Suicide Grief, by Michelle Linn-Gust, Ph.D.,

published by Chellehead Works, Albuquerque, NM, 505-266-3134 (2010).
  The grief journey following a suicide loss is not a quick and easy path. Because people are unique, as are the life experiences of individuals, the road can open up in several ways for each person. No one travels the same way, Michelle Linn-Gust, also the author of Do They Have Bad Days in Heaven? Surviving the Suicide Loss of a Sibling, guides the family unit with a road map to navigate suicide grief as individuals and also as part of the family unit with the ultimate goal of strengthening the family even after a devastating

suicide loss.

Mourning after Suicide, by Lois A. Bloom, published by The Pilgrim Press, Cleveland, OH (1986).
The author lost her son to suicide. This easy-to-read 24-page booklet is an excellent introduction for someone newly bereaved. It
normalizes the grief and the reference to spirituality is gentle and noninvasive.

Healing the Hurt Spirit, by Catherine Greenleaf, published by St. Dymphna Press, P.O. Box 284, Lyme, NH 03768,
603-735-4321 (2006).
Daily affirmations for people who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Annotated Bibliography