Item description for After Suicide (Christian Care Books) by Hewett...
Overview This constructive guide offers much-needed information and clinically tested advice for those struggling to cope in the aftermath of a suicide. Written in clear, everyday language, it presents the facts and demonstrates how to deal with feelings of guilt, anger, bewilderment, and shame. It shows how to live as survivors of a suicide, how to explain the event to children, and how to reconcile the death with religious beliefs. Also included is an Anniversary Memorial Service that enables family members to recommit themselves to life. After Suicide presents positive steps that can help family and friends find strength together as they readjust and return to healthy, productive living.
This constructive guide offers much-needed information and clinically-tested advice for those struggling to cope in the aftermath of a suicide. Written in clear language, this book presents the facts and demonstrates how to deal with feelings of guilt, anger, bewilderment, and shame. Also included is an anniversary memorial service that enables family members to recommit themselves to life.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.02" Width: 5.32" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1996
Publisher PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
ISBN 0664242960 ISBN13 9780664242961
Reviews - What do customers think about After Suicide (Christian Care Books)?
Manditory for survivors Aug 2, 2006
A most helpful book for survivors, counselors, clergy. This book addresses every aspect of the aftermath of a suicide and provides survivors with information they desperately need to cope with this devastating loss. The book is concise, specific, and cuts directly to the issues by which survivors are overwhelmed. I have given copies to several people who needed it and will continue to recommend it.
It did help me. May 13, 2006
My son's suicide was 17 years ago. After all of these years I still have my copy although the pages are yellow and full of highlighter. Everyone is different, especially at a time like this but, I do recommend this book.
Not Much Help Jul 3, 2003
This book is clinical, short, emotionless, outdated, and it reads like a college research paper. In dealing with the suicide of a loved one, this book won't be much help.
Christian help for those grieving a suicide in the family Mar 1, 2002
The suicide in my family took place 17 years ago. The pain never goes away and one is changed forever. I looked for help in so many places and this book is the one that has stayed on my bookshelf. It walks you so gently from the nightmarish first few months through the one year anniversary. This is the book I send to anyone I know who goes through this unique suffering. Other books were clinical or secular or documentary. This book was written to help the Christian move through the pain without moving away from God. I highly recommend this book.
A Mother's View Feb 26, 2001
I appreciate the opportunity to comment on this book. After my son's suicide, it was hard to focus, read, or even watch a movie. I was in depression myself. Some books were too emotional, yet I wanted to find answers, understand, help myself and my daughter as well. This book remains on my shelf after 12 years, I still refer back to it at times and refer other persons to it. This book is written in plain and simple language that related to my emotions and pain as well as the confusion that was taking place at the time. It held my interest because it related to my feelings and life so closely. Just when you feel no one can understand this flood of emotions, you realize there must be some sanity to it....it's in black and white.