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Life After Suicide by Jennifer Ashton
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I really liked the first half, but the second half got repetitive. Her personal narrative was compelling initially but quickly became a little too detailed (and less interesting). I thought the book did a good job of differentiating death versus the stigma of suicide. There was some great practical advice and many heartwarming points:

—Lawrenceville‘s student one group called friends helping friends, made up of students who been through the death of a parent
—would you like me to go with you v I will take you
—it’s normal not to feel normal
—so many people watch everything they put in their mouths and work out Sox times a week, but they make no effort at all to tend to their mental health
—“Cut the crap” (don’t swear the small stuff)
—There will be gifts in this (kindnesses shown)
—You must, must, must go to a mental health/grief professional.... your friends have no idea how to handle this.
—Second year is harder: Numbness wears off and most of the busyness is over with

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Reading Progress

June 11, 2019 – Started Reading
June 12, 2019 – Shelved
June 12, 2019 – Finished Reading

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