How do survivors of suicide escape feelings of guilt, fear, frustration, abandonment, and anger? How do they begin to heal and rebuild your life? AFTERSHOCK: Help, Hope, and Healing in the Wake of Suicide is a resource to help start the process. This book contains stories of real people who are survivors of suicide. Their losses, struggles, and triumphs will teach others. AFTERSHOCK will walk with survivors on a journey - a path they did not choose. Each year millions of lives are affected when individuals from all socio-economic levels, ethnic groups, and religions take their lives by suicide.
AFTERSHOCK is easy reading, full of helpful information, not only for suicide survivors but those around them. Readers will be encouraged and reminded that they are not alone in their grief. Your connection to suicide may not be the personal loss of a loved one, but you want to understand and minister to someone dealing with a suicide loss. In AFTERSHOCK, Cox and Arrington will give you practical ways to help. AFTERSHOCK will also provide clues to suicidal thought patterns and behaviors so you can act as an intervener or know when you need to get in touch with professionals.
I definitely recommend this book, both as informational reading and as a resource to have on your shelf.