Offering Help After a Suicide Death

Friends For Survival, Inc.

P.O. Box 214463, Sacramento, CA 95821
916-392-0664

FFS@TrueVine.net

Healing after the Suicide of a Loved One, by Ann Smolin CSW and John Guinan, a Fireside Book,

published by Simon & Schuster, New York, NY (1993).
  A very informative book that provides suicide survivors with insights into the emotional responses they may be experiencing. The authors are direct and honest as they offer support, hope and permission to go on with life.


After Suicide, by John H. Hewett, published by Westminster Press, Philadelphia, PA (1980).
  A classic book that is outstanding in describing the experience of grief after suicide and presents positive steps that can help family and
friends find strength together as they readjust and return to healthy, productive living. Also included is an anniversary memorial service with a recommitment to life.


Dying to Be Free, A Healing Guide for Families after a Suicide, by Beverly Cobain and Jean Larch,

published by Hazelden Foundation, Center City, MN (2006).
  With extraordinary courage and compassion, the authors break through dangerous silence, complicated emotions and brutal stigma to offer this gentle, healing guide for family members who have lost a loved one to suicide.


A Long-Shadowed Grief: Suicide and Its Aftermath, by Harold Ivan Smith, published by Cowley Publications, Cambridge, MA (2006).
  The author guides us on a spiritual exploration of suicide, probing shadows, secrets and silences, and brings us into a helpful light.

Touched by Suicide: Hope and Healing after Loss, by Michael F. Myers and Carla Fine, published by Gotham Books,

New York, NY (2006).
  In this definitive guidebook, the authors combine their perspectives as a physician and a survivor to offer compassionate and practical advice to anyone affected by suicide.


Finding Peace Without All The Pieces, After a Loved One's Suicide, by laRita Archibald,

published by Larch Publishing, Colorado Springs, Co, (2012)

A very informative book that provides suicide survivors with insights into the emotional responses they may be experiencing. The author shares her personal experience of the suicide death of her son and the insights gained by helping families for over three decades.





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