World suicide statistics have become frightening. There are thousands of people who have lost a relative or friend through suicide. This book has been written, by a Melbourne author, Dr Sheila Clark in response to the needs of people who have lost a loved one through suicide. It is intended to help people understand the emotions they may face, provides suggestions for practical help and assists them to build a new life again. The format of the book is unique with information provided in small packages so as to be easily assimilated by the distressed reader.
This is a comprehensive handbook dealing with a specific area of bereavement after suicide – and fills a gap in the grief and suicide literature. It is an extremely valuable book which will be of great support and assistance to those who are bereaved through the tragedy of suicide. It shows practical common-sense and careful guidelines to help people find their way through this time. It would be of great value to general practitioners and all those who may be involved in providing support and care for bereaved people following a suicide.
Dr Sheila Clark has worked extensively as a counsellor and on the professional advisory council of a support group for people who have been bereaved through suicide. She is s practising general practitioner and a university lecturer.
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