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'This book gives insights into the pain and suffering involved when people are grieving for someone who has committed suicide, but it also offers hope without diminishing the significance of the suffering involved. As such, it has a lot to offer, and is therefore to be welcomed.'- Well-Being'This book provides deep and valuable insight into the experiences of "suicide surv'This book gives insights into the pain and suffering involved when people are grieving for someone who has committed suicide, but it also offers hope without diminishing the significance of the suffering involved. As such, it has a lot to offer, and is therefore to be welcomed.'- Well-Being'This book provides deep and valuable insight into the experiences of "suicide survivors" - those who have been left behind by the suicide of friend, family member or loved one.'- Therapy Today'The personal stories are full of pathos interest and will clarify where the death leaves those left behind. The list of self-help groups is world wide and it will be useful that you can point the bereaved and traumatized in the right direction.'- Accident and Emergency Nursing Journal'The authors describe powerfully the effect of suicide on survivors and the world of silence, shame, guilt and depression that can follow. Author Christopher Lake is a suicide survivor and co-author Henry Seiden is an experienced therapist and educator.They use sensitive and unambiguous language to provide an understanding of what it is like to live in the wake of suicide and the struggle to make sense of the world. They also look at how survivors might actively respond to their situation, rather than being passive victims. This book should be read by any professional who is likely to come into contact with people affected by suicide.'- Nursing Standard, October 2007'The book is well written and relevant to both survivors and professionals concerned for the welfare of those bereaved by suicide.'- SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide) Newsletter'Silent grief is a book for and about "suicide survivors," defined as people who have experienced the death of a friend or relative through suicide, and for anyone who wants to understand what survivors go through. The book explains the profound, traumatic effect suicide has on individuals bereaved in such circumstances. Using verbatim quotes from survivors it explains how they experience feelings of shame, guilt, anger, doubt, isolation and depression. This book provides good insight into the experience of individuals affected by suicide and can be a useful resource to anybody working with such people - be it prisoners who have lost someone close through suicide or the family of a prisoner following a self-inflicted death in prison.- National Offender Management Service. Safer Custody News. Safer Custody Group. May/June 2007Silent Grief is a book for and about "suicide survivors" - those who have been left behind by the suicide of a friend or loved one.Author Christopher Lukas is a suicide survivor himself - several members of his family have taken their own lives - and the book draws on his own experiences, as well as those of numerous other suicide survivors. These inspiring personal testimonies are combined with the professional expertise of Dr. Henry M. Seiden, a psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist.The authors present information on common experiences of bereavement, grief reactions and various ways of coping. Their message is that it is important to share one's experience of "survival" with others and they encourage survivors to overcome the perceived stigma or shame associated with suicide and to seek support from self-help groups, psychotherapy, family therapy, Internet support forums or simply a friend or family member who will listen.This revised edition has been fully updated and describes new forms of support including Internet forums, as well as addressing changing societal attitudes to suicide and an increased willingness to discuss suicide publicly.Silent Grief gives valuable insights into living in the wake of suicide and provides useful strategies and support for those affected by a suicide, as well as professionals in the field of psychology, social work, and medicine....

Title : Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide Revised Edition
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ISBN : 9781843108474
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Number of Pages : 220 Pages
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Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide Revised Edition Reviews

  • Thomas
    2019-02-28 15:31

    Most helpful in this book are the stories and statements from other "survivors." This tended to help me to understand that what I was feeling and thinking and even saying was pretty much part of the horrible baggage of this experience. This book is also helpful for the ways it casts the different ways that survivors make "bargains" that eventually come back to haunt them. The only small reservation I have in all of this is the occasional tendency for the book to veer too much into the language of sociology and look at everything in terms of patterns and the cliched jargon of the field. When it did this, I always wanted examples or more discussion. But for the most part, this has been a helpful companion as I have begun the trek through a deeply personal loss.

  • Sondra
    2019-02-26 11:31

    Silent Grief is broken into 3 sections--the emotions/stages of grief survivors face, the bargains survivors make with themselves in order to cope, and how to seek treatment/help for dealing with suicide in one's family/friendships. Lukas uses his mother's own suicide when he was a child to open the book, and his story is very sad and very moving. But in realizing and expressing his grief, he's created a very useful guidebook for anyone who knows someone who has taken their own life. The book is meant to console survivors, to show them them they are not alone, and to provide resources where they may get help and to find a way to move forward. He also has a chapter dedicated to speaking to children about suicide, which is particularly well done. There are also lots of personal excerpts from survivors who were interviewed. These sections help to make the book more personal and less clinical.

  • Dawn
    2019-03-12 09:26

    Author Christopher M. Lukas combats the stigma of silence surrounding suicide. He offers ways suicide loss survivors can share their story and encourages suicide loss survivors to find support in others, whether it is in support groups, therapy, online, or with friends and family. Lukas’ own family story is one of silence and trauma that produced unhealthy feelings of loneliness and helplessness as a child, grandchild, and nephew of family members who died by suicide. Lukas hopes to instill healing and hope in survivors by having them share their stories. Recommended to suicide loss survivors, especially those hesitant to reach out or who grew up in families or cultures that discourage the sharing of feelings.

  • Gerri Alexander
    2019-03-20 15:20

    This book shows how hard suicide is on families (and friends). The very people who cared the most and tried the hardest to help someone are the ones most filled with guilt. Marriages are destroyed and the suicide rate for those remaining is very high. For every suicide there are a dozen or so people whose lives are damaged.If someone was thinking of killing themselves they should read this book--and see the problems that they are going to leave behind.No one plans to have a family member kill themself--and yet with the suicide rate going up there are more people having to deal with this every year.

  • Bank
    2019-02-25 14:46

    Silent Grief is written for survivors of suicide , and the emotions which rock their world . The heartbreaking part of life for the survivor is trying to understand why their loved one chose death over them , why they felt no one could help them continue onwards , and the blazing anger which will be inevitable but is usually directed at every one except the lost soul. The chapters on bargains are painful to read .The author is a suicide survivor and his coauthor a mD ; the material is pretty good and the writing style a bit choppy .

  • Deanna
    2019-02-22 10:37

    This book is written for those who have survived the suicide of a loved one. It uses the stories of those survivors, told in their own words, to discuss bereavement, grief and ways to cope. It is a book written for the average person overwhelmed by his circumstances. I read it four months after my sister's death and I was able to grasp its points far better than if I had picked it up in the first month. I will likely refer to it again as I change in my experience of the grief.

  • David
    2019-03-13 08:44

    I feel this is an important resource as a whole for suicide survivors. Difficult to read not only because of the material, but also, in my opinion, the writing and organization was a bit lacking. Good job of providing examples of situations in which survivors find themselves in.

  • Cindy
    2019-03-18 10:50

    A book written by a person who lost a number of relatives to suicide and and psychologist/psychoanalyst. As in a number of books I have read on this subject, they give inspiring ideas on surviving and places to find help, along with websites that cover this subject.

  • Lettie Cox
    2019-02-28 16:45

    Helpful to see how others were able to move forward

  • Elina Judelovich
    2019-03-06 09:31

    That was quite a useful reading.

  • Heidi
    2019-03-02 12:25

    Pretty good to help explain the feelings of the survivor of such an event. Offers some "help" by naming some support groups, etc.

  • Tori
    2019-02-20 16:49

    skimmed it

  • Wenting
    2019-03-15 16:35

    In the mood of suicide always. Can't remember when it started.

  • Jennifer Lynn
    2019-03-14 16:23

    Could have used this book a number of years ago. Difficult to read at times due to the emotions, but written from very "real" standpoints.

  • Connie Bauer
    2019-02-24 14:26

    This is an excellent book for anyone who has lost someone who died of suicide.