Aftershock: Help, Hope, and Healing in the Wake of Suicide
by Arrington Cox, Candy David, David Cox, Candy Arrington
B&H Publishing Group; October, 2003.
Aftershock is a recovery book that will provide encouragement and support for survivors. Examining the complex emotions involved in grieving a suicide death, readers will come to realize they are not alone in their grief and will not be alone in their healing.
But I Didn't Say Goodbye
For parents and professionals to assist young survivors.
Dying to Be Free: A Healing Guide for Families After a Suicide
by Beverly Cobain, Jean Larch
Hazelden; February, 2006.
Transforming suffering into strength, misconceptions into understanding, and shame into dignity, Beverly Cobain and Jean Larch break through the dangerous silence and stigma surrounding suicide to bring readers this much-needed book. Cobain's achingly honest account of dealing with the suicide of a loved one, along with personal stories from others who experienced this profound loss, provide powerful insight into the confusion, fear, and guilt family members experience.
The Empty Chair
Author writes about issues and experiences from the experience of the suicide of a brother and a daughter.
In the Wake of Suicide: Stories of People Left Behind
by Victoria Alexander
Comforting stories of many survivors and their individual reactions to the suicide of a loved one. Depth and breadth of material.
My Son, My Son: A Guide to Healing After a Suicide in the Family
by Iris Bolton, Curtis Mitchell
Mom's perspective, very positive reader reviews.
No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One
by Carla Fine
Author experienced the death of her husband by suicide and explores the social stigma as well as the particular grief of survivors.
by Adina Wrobleski
Suicide Why? is an excellent, very informative book on suicide. Adina Wrobleski, using her extensive knowledge and insight takes much of the mystery out of the most misunderstood subject. She explains, through the books question and answer format, what society must know in order to save lives. This book is also a good place for a suicide survivor to start when trying to find answers to the many questions he/she may have after the loss of a loved one by suicide.
Words I Never Thought to Speak
by Victoria Alexander Publisher: New York : Toronto : New York : Lexington Books ; Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1991.
First person accounts of people's struggles after a loss by suicide.
Books for young people
After a Suicide
The Dougy Center
An activity book to assist children.
Living when a Young Friend Commits Suicide
by Earl Grollman and Max Malikow
Easy to read for youth, also includes signs of impending suicide, what to do, who to tell.
Someone I Love Died by Suicide: A Story for Child Survivors and those Who Care About Them
by Doreen Cammarata, MS, Michael Ives Volk
Author is a mental health professional and a survivor since childhood of parental suicide. Intended for parents to read to children.
Talking With Children About Loss
by Maria Trozzi, Published by Beacon Press, 1990
Intended for parents to read to children.
When A Friend Dies: A Book For Teens About Grieving & Healing
by Marilyn Gootman Publisher: Minneapolis : Free Spirit, ©1994
If you are grieving the death of a friend, do something for yourself. Take the time to read this book. It isn't very long—there aren't a lot of words—but you may find the help you need to cope with your sadness and begin to heal