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Crossing 13: Memoir of a Father’s Suicide, by Carrie Stark Hugus, published by Affirm Publications, LLC (2008).
  This story is a captivating coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old girl whose life is instantly altered upon finding her father dead

from suicide.

Dead Reckoning: A Therapist Confronts His Own Grief, by David C. Treadway, published by BasicBooks, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., New York, NY (1996).
  A mother’s suicide and how it affected her husband and four children, including the author. Through his own therapy, he comes to understand her depression and how it affected the rest of his family. This openhearted book is an inspiration for all who struggle

with unresolved grief.


No Time to Say Goodbye, Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One, by Carla Fine, published by Doubleday, New York, NY (1997).
  The author shares her own journey of grief following the suicide death of her physician husband. She also integrates the voices of others who have endured the desolation of a loved one’s suicide.

Our Forever Angel, by Barb Scholz, published by 1st Books Library (2002).
  Barb shares the experience of her husband’s suicide death, what worked and did not work for her to be able to survive. The techniques she used to help her children cope with their loss are extremely valuable.

She Never Said Good-bye, One Man’s Journey through Loss, by Robert Dykstra, published by Harold Shaw Publishers, Wheaton, IL (1989).
  This book reflects the range of emotions, questions and wrestlings the author, a minister, experienced following his wife’s sudden suicide. While its central focus is grief and loss, it also explores husband/wife relationships, loving and being loved and God’s infinite mercy and pervasive grace.

Dawning of a New Day, a Journey Out of Darkness, by Carolyn M. Deleon, published by Inkwater Press, Portland, OR (2004).
  After her disabled husband died by suicide, the author called on her Christian faith to help herself heal.

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