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Voices of Strength: Sons and Daughters of Suicide Speak Out by Judy Zionts Fox, RN, LSW and Mia Roldan
The process for this book mirrors the message that the authors’ book gives: that even when you’re faced with a difficult task, one that you don’t think you’re experienced enough or emotionally equipped to handle, you can achieve so much fulfillment from your efforts. Asking
for and receiving help from others will all lead you to where you eventually want to be.
In 1963, Nancy Rappaport’s mother died by suicide after a bitter public divorce and custody battle. Nancy was just 4 years old and the youngest of 6 children. Growing up in a blended family of 11 children after her father remarried, Nancy was bewildered about why her mother took her own life and left her behind. Years later, encouraged by her own children’s curiosity about their grandmother
and fortified by her training as a child psychiatrist, Nancy began to investigate her mother’s life and the mysteries surrounding her death.
After A Suicide, Young People Speak Up by Susan Kuklin
A variety of stories, offering great insight into young people’s experiences and reactions to suicide.
Crossing 13: Memoir of a Father’s Suicide, by Carrie Stark Hugus
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
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.