Online resources:

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – Hope and Healing After Suicide: A practical guide for people who have lost someone to suicide in Ontario

Mental Health Commission of Canada – Toolkit for people who have been impacted by a suicide loss

Books about Suicide Grief:

Alexander, V. (1991) Words I Never Thought to Speak: Stories of Life in the Wake of Suicide

Chalifour, Francis (2005) After

Chance, S. (1997) Stronger than Death: When Suicide Touches your Life

Chilstrom, C. (1993) Andrew, You Died Too Soon

Collins, J. (2007) The Seven T’s: Finding Hope & Healing in the Wake of Tragedy

Farr, M. (1999) After Daniel: A Suicide Survivor’s Tale

Fine, Carla (1997) No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One

Gilbert, L. (2004) I might be Nothing

Hays, H. (2005) Surviving Suicide. Life Stories from Those Left Behind

Hartley, M. (1991) Breaking the Silence

Jamison, Kay Redfield (1995) An Unquiet Mind

Jamison, Kay Redfield (1999) Night Falls Fast. Understanding Suicide

Jordan, John R & McIntosh, John, L (2010) Grief after Suicide

Rando, T.A. (2009) Coping with the Sudden Death of Your Loved One.

Rando, T.A. (1991) How to go on Living When Someone You Love Dies.

Rappaport, Nancy ( 2009) In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mstery of her Mother’s Suicide

Ross, E. (1986) Life After Suicide – A Ray of Hope for Those Left Behind

Sackett, J. (2005) Goodbye Jeanine: A Mother’s Faith Journey after her Daughter’s Suicide

Shneidman, Edwin.S. (1998) The Suicidal Mind

Smolin, A. & Guinan, J. (1993) Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One

Stiller, B.C. (2000) When Life Hurts – a Three-Fold path to Healing (niece took her life – London, ON)

Survivors of Suicide, Inc. (2004) Recovering from Suicide Loss, A Self-help handbook for those Who Have Lost Someone to Suicide www.phillysos.tripod.com

Traff, C. (2004) The Calm Before the Storm: Recognizing when the Decision to Suicide is Made

Tremblay, C. (2003) Micah A father survives the suicide of his son.

Vanderbilt, G. (1996) A Mother’s Story

Wertheimer, A. (1991) A Special Scar, The Experiences of People Bereaved by Suicide

Wesner, S. (1999) Survivors of Suicide; A Support Group Leader’s Handbook

Wrobleski, A. (1991) Suicide Survivors: A Guide for Those Left Behind”

 

Books for Children

Silverman, Janis (1999) Help Me Say Goodbye. Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies

Cammarata, Doreen (2000) Someone I Love Died By Suicide: A Story for Child  Survivors and Those Who Care For Them

Rubel, Barbara (2000) But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: For Parents and Professionals Helping Child Suicide Survivors

Suicide Survivor Video

This one fine day 6 people came together and connected in a way that will last forever. These survivors of suicide loss each share their journey of grief through the loss of a loved one to suicide. It was most touching and inspiring to see so much hope that each survivor shares to all. A day of healing and coming together to share and reach out to others and say “you are not alone. You will survive this tragic loss” Please know these brave survivors are doing well since this day of remembering their loved one.

1 hour and 40 minutes.

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