"A richly imaginative and innovative work that is solidly grounded and eminently readable . . ." -- Rabbi Earl Grollman, D.H.L.;D.D., author with Max Malikow, Living When a Young Friend Commits Suicide
"Barbara Rubel takes a very difficult topic and creates a manageable path ... to follow when helping the young suicide survivor." -- Helen Fitzgerald, author, The Grieving Child, and The Mourning Handbook
"This is an extraordinary resource to help children deal with the difficult often hidden and stigmatizing after effects of suicide." -- Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D., Professor of Gerontology, College of New Rochelle, NY, Senior Consultant, Hospice Foundation of America
About the Author
Barbara Rubel is a nationally known consultant to mental health organizations, school systems, business, and parent groups across the United States. Ms. Rubel specializes in suicide survivor bereavement and has been working for the past twelve years developing her Caregivers Responding In Situations Involving Suicide Model (C.R.I.S.I.S. Model). Barbara has appeared on television, radio and is widely published. Through her workshops. in-service trainings, literature, and support groups, this certified pastoral bereavement counselor and certified bereavement specialist has reached millions who want to understand the unique and intensified grief of suicide survivors. Barbara Rubel's story is featured in an Emmy award winning 1998 PBS full length documentray, Fatal Mistakes, narrated by Mariette Hartley.