Offering Help After a Suicide Death

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

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, 2nd Edition, by Bob Baugher, Ph.D. and Jack Jordan, Ph.D.

This is the second edition of this highly popular book. It has been expanded from 67 to 156 pages which includes a chapter on helping children cope with a suicide loss. Readers have described this book as:...a practical guide for coping with suicide, from the first few days through the first year and beyond. Another reader stated: I encourage anyone who has experienced the pain of suicide, even if it was many years ago, to read this book, share this book, and then read it again.

Rocky Roads: The Journeys of Families through Suicide Grief, by Michelle Linn-Gust, Ph.D.
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
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
Daily affirmations for people who have lost a loved one to suicide.

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