Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Seven T's: Finding Hope and Healing in the Wake of Tragedy” as Want to Read:
The Seven T's: Finding Hope and Healing in the Wake of Tragedy
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Seven T's: Finding Hope and Healing in the Wake of Tragedy

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  22 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Beloved singer-songwriter Judy Collins draws on her personal experience with her son's suicide to guide readers through grieving the loss of a loved one who has died under tragic circumstances.

The death of a loved one is always painful and the grieving process complex and profound. Yet when the loss occurs under tragic circumstances, there is a whole other set of emotiona

...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 231 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Thorndike Press (first published May 31st 2007)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Seven T's, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Seven T's

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-33)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Nance
Apr 29, 2015 Nance rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
sorry for her loss
Rhonda Lepkan
Some good practical advice for self care for survivors of tragedy. I admire the strength and resilience of this woman who battled (and continues to battle) with her own internal struggles while those she loved most weren't able to do so. It's an interesting perspective on choosing and fighting to live even though her innate impulse was to self destruct.

This book had several important messages but to me the most important: remember your loved one for the joy and light they brought to the world;
...more
Leah
Nov 27, 2013 Leah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For anyone who has experienced a tragic loss in life, this book might be very helpful. Judy Collins shares her story of her son's suicide and how she found healing and hope in the midst of it. Her indomitable spirit and drive are evident in every page, and her life has been a rich tapestry of friends who have helped her along the way. She describes the seven T's of making it through: truth, trust, therapy, treasure, treat, thrive, and transcend. The one thing I couldn't shake while reading this ...more
Tori
Sep 23, 2007 Tori rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who has lost someone to suicide
18 - The author Judy Collins attempted suicide as a teen and later lost her son to suicide. She also shares her struggles with addiction. I think this book offers a lot of hope after a suicide loss. I especially thought it was good to read after her book Sanity and Grace. The earlier book Sanity and Grace dealt with the terrible pain of losing her son and included lots of her journal entries from that time. With this book, you can see the progress that she is making in her healing and I would re ...more
Mrtruscott
Sep 04, 2012 Mrtruscott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help-shelf
I read this and have bought copies for people. I clung to this book like the life-preserver it is and still turn to it often. Judy Collins has a distinctive authorial voice (in addition to her singing voice). Some of her passages would, from another writer, make me cringe - but she conveys her experience, and the ragged, non-linear journey through pain into strength and eventually hope, with such care that nothing rang false to me, even passages that I would dismiss as "new-age-y" elsewhere.
Jessica
May 01, 2015 Jessica rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Author shares her personal stories of losing her son to suicide and other difficult times in her life. Not the most helpful for someone who has recently lost two parents, but some is helpful. Be prepared: the "Trust" section is about God.
Dot
Dot rated it it was ok
Jan 30, 2013
Suzanne
Suzanne rated it liked it
Jun 08, 2013
Sandy
Sandy rated it liked it
Apr 25, 2015
Makela Makela
Makela Makela rated it it was amazing
Jan 29, 2014
Amy
Amy rated it liked it
Mar 11, 2014
Chris Depew
Chris Depew rated it really liked it
Mar 25, 2016
April Ford
April Ford rated it really liked it
Sep 27, 2014
Margaret Leavitt
Margaret Leavitt rated it liked it
Oct 02, 2014
Marlise Grey
Marlise Grey rated it liked it
Dec 12, 2012
Maranda Russell
Maranda Russell rated it really liked it
Apr 04, 2012
Mara Kelland
Mara Kelland rated it really liked it
Jun 06, 2014
Betsy
Betsy rated it it was amazing
Dec 11, 2011
Alycia Harris
Alycia Harris rated it really liked it
Jun 27, 2012
Cws
Mar 27, 2009 Cws added it
Shelves: large-print
LP (155.93)Col
Shari
Shari rated it liked it
Mar 15, 2012
Linda
Dec 22, 2010 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A practical book about healing from loss.
Lauren
Lauren rated it liked it
Sep 01, 2014
Blaise
Blaise added it
Aug 03, 2011
Donna Cheney
Donna Cheney marked it as to-read
May 25, 2013
Lori Carr
Lori Carr marked it as to-read
Aug 11, 2013
Natalie
Natalie marked it as to-read
Jan 17, 2015
Hala Adawi
Hala Adawi marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2015
Caitlyn
Caitlyn marked it as to-read
Dec 06, 2015
Trudi
Trudi added it
Jan 17, 2016
Kyndall Owens
Kyndall Owens marked it as to-read
Feb 07, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
65226
Judith Marjorie Collins is an American folk and standards singer and songwriter, known for the stunning purity of her soprano; for her eclectic tastes in the material she records (which has included folk, showtunes, pop, and rock and roll); and for her social activism.
More about Judy Collins...

Share This Book