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Special Scar The Experiences of People Bereaved by Suicide

ISBN-10: 0415220270

ISBN-13: 9780415220279

Edition: 2nd 2001

Authors: Alison Wertheimer, Colin Murray Parkes

List price: $41.95
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In a society where suicide is often viewed with fear or disapproval, it can be difficult for those personally affected by a suicide death to come to terms with their loss and seek help and support.A Special Scarlooks in detail at the stigma surrounding suicide and offers practical help for survivors, relatives and friends of people who have taken their own life. Fifty bereaved people tell their own stories, showing us that, by not hiding the truth from themselves and others, they have been able to learn to live with the suicide, offering hope to others facing this traumatic loss. This new, revised edition includes new material on individual and group work with survivors of suicide. The new material incorporates the latest research findings which have added significantly to our understanding of the impact of suicide. This new edition will continue to be an invaluable resource for survivors of suicide as well as for all those who are in contact with them, including police and coroner'sofficers, bereavement services, self-help organizations for survivors, mental health professionals, social workers, GPs, counselors and therapists.
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/18/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

James S. Hans is Associate Professor of English at Wake Forest University. His previous books are "The Play of the World "and "Imitation and the Image of Man. "He has also published numerous essays on modern and contemporary American literature and contemporary literary theory and Continental philosophy.

Foreword
Introduction
Suicide: An Introduction
Survivors of Suicide
Aspects of Suicide Bereavement
Meeting the Survivors
When the Suicide Happens
Looking Back
Why Did it Happen?
The Search For Understanding
The Inquest
Funerals
Facing Suicide as a Family
The Impact of Suicide on Individual Family Members
Facing the World
Looking for Support
Facing the Feelings
Finding a Way Through
Meeting the Needs of Survivors
Groups for People Bereaved by Suicide
Counselling People Bereaved by Suicide
Relevant Organisations
The People Interviewed for the Book