Grief After Suicide
Here are the latest posts from Grief after Suicide, which serves people bereaved by suicide and those who care for them:
- “Teen Resource Focuses on Grief from Teen’s Perspective” describes a booklet and video series that talks about grief in the words of bereaved teens themselves.
- “Researcher Exploring Link Between Grief Difficulties and Health” covers a University of Georgia project that asks, “If you experience the loss of someone else, what does that do to your own health?
- “Praise of Suicide Survivor’s Memoir ‘Blue Genes’ Is Persuasive” quotes a New York Times review of a memoir by Christopher Lukas, which says he “has held on to life, and to the story of a lifetime.
- “‘Ring Theory’ Highly Recommended as Guideline for Comforting the Bereaved” summarizes an excellent article on how to be as helpful as possible to bereaved people.
- “New Guide Gives Employers Step-by-Step Aid When an Employee Dies by Suicide” reviews “A Manager’s Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace,” which is aptly subtitled “10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of a Suicide.
- “Grief vs. Depression Debate Continues after Diagnosis Criteria Altered” looks at fallout from a change in the DSM V, including a document from a group of renowned grief support practitioners protesting what one of the document’s authors calls “the trend to pathologize grief.
- “Survivor Showcase 05-04-13: Personal News on Grief and Recovery” is the latest edition of a regular feature on Grief after Suicide, highlighting the stories of survivors of suicide loss (and other bereaved people) whose experiences with grief and recovery have been reported in the news. This edition features Salon news editor Alex Halperin’s in-depth look at his brother’s life and death by suicide and a CNN op-ed by a woman whose father and son killed themselves with guns, almost 50 years apart.
Please take very good care of yourself,
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