Touched by Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss
Whether you are struggling with fresh grief at a loved one’s death by suicide or your loss happened years ago, you should know that you are not alone. 5 million Americans are affected—directly or indirectly—by this tragedy each year. And it sends us on a lifelong search for answers, both to the practical questions and the deepest question of all: Why? In this definitive gu...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 7th 2006 by Gotham
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Jul 31, 2007 Karen rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Anyone who lost someone to suicide
Another must-read book by Carla Fine (see "No Time to Say Goodbye"). This books deals with surviving the loss of a loved one by suicide, how to handle people who just don't understand, the horrible disease of depression, and so much more. Carla Fine co-wrote this with Michael Myers, a physician and survivor. The way they wrote was great, it flowed together as if it had been written by one person.
10 months ago I became a suicide survivor. Over those months I've been struggling with a great many things, one of which being how unsupported I have felt. None of the books on grief and loss seem to deal with suicide. Even a book on my faith's thoughts on death assumes that deaths are long illnesses. It only increased my guilt/internalized stigma. In addition to being a survivor, I'm also a mental health professional in training which complicates things. Yet this was the book that met a need to...more
Sep 23, 2007 Tori rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: anyone who has lost someone to suicide
14 - I think that this book and Iris Bolton's My Son, My Son are the 2 most helpful books I have read on suicide loss as I make it through all of them that I can find. I think this book is much more hopeful than Carla's earlier book No Time To Say Goodbye. I think anyone who reads that book should make sure to read this one too. You can see the progress that she has made in healing. The book does a great job of addressing the issues unique to grief after suicide.