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B&H Books Aftershock: Help, Hope, and Healing in the Wake of Suicide

It's been described as "social leprosy." It occurs once every 17 minutes, but most people simply do not know how to react to or how to comfort suicide families. Let this book be a companion to you in your grief and a catalyst in your healing-from someone who's been there!
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Customer Reviews for Aftershock: Help, Hope, and Healing in the Wake of Suicide
Review 1 for Aftershock: Help, Hope, and Healing in the Wake of Suicide
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Outstanding book

Date:March 22, 2013
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chickie
Location:Chicago, IL
Age:Over 65
Gender:female
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MY grandnephew surprised both family and friends with his decision to die at his own hand. I was very concerned about his parents, his sister, his grandparents and his aunts. This book was excellent in its coverage of the impact on family, the statistics. religious concerns and beginning to recover. I sent it to his mother.
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Review 2 for Aftershock: Help, Hope, and Healing in the Wake of Suicide
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Excellent Book! - Though difficult to get thru

Date:September 24, 2011
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koko
Location:Sandy, UT
Age:45-54
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I highly recommend this book for any survivor of a loved one's suicide.... timely ... healing ... and honestly candid!
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Review 3 for Aftershock: Help, Hope, and Healing in the Wake of Suicide
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Excellent ministry tool

Date:February 2, 2011
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Josephine
Location:Baroda, MI
Age:55-65
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Helped give understanding and encouragement, uplifting.
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Review 4 for Aftershock: Help, Hope, and Healing in the Wake of Suicide
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Date:April 24, 2010
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Jessa
I have read many books in search of answers and to find a way to cope with my loss. Out of all the books this one has been the best so far. It has brought me more peace and answers than any of the others. No, it can't answer all my specific questions although as survivors our questions are basically the same, WHY? But it did help me let go and not continue to search for someone, something to blame for my loved one's decision. My journey into healing has just begun, but this book has put me on the path towards healing. I can't recommend this book enough. Try any of the other books out there (I will continue to read what I can find) but you must read this if you are a suicide survivor or know someone that is. Thank you so much to David Cox and Candy Arrington.
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Review 5 for Aftershock: Help, Hope, and Healing in the Wake of Suicide
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Date:March 9, 2009
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Alice Dokter
Written from the perspective of someone who is in the counseling profession, the author includes his personal story of childhood trauma when his own father took his life. The lack of communication concerning the death of his father made this already tragic event even more scarring on the life of the son. He also shares the stories of other survivors, their reactions and feelings. The book is insightful and helpful.
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Review 6 for Aftershock: Help, Hope, and Healing in the Wake of Suicide
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Date:February 6, 2009
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Donna Kunkel
This book was given to me shortly after the suicide of my son, Rhett. I knew what God had laid on my heart regarding suicide, and this book was confirmation. I loaned Aftershock out to another family that lost a child to suicide. I didn't have the heart to ask for it back, so I ordered several more, one for myself and the rest for the outreach. I would recommend this book to anyone that has been effected by the stigma and/or the trauma of suicide.
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Review 7 for Aftershock: Help, Hope, and Healing in the Wake of Suicide
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Date:January 4, 2004
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Marie DisBrow
David Cox and Candy Arrington have written a long-needed book. For decades, suicide has been the death no one talks about. AFTERSHOCK dispels the many misconceptions about suicide, including the belief that people who talk about suicide usually don't follow through. Or that when depression lifts, suicide is no longer a concern. The earthquake analogy used thoughout the book is fitting. Like an earthquake, suicide leaves immediate devastation; its damaging effects are strongest at the "epicenter," the family; and aftershocks continue to be felt. The aftershocks of suicide, the authors say, are isolation, anger, guilt, rejection, betrayal, grief, and loss. AFTERSHOCK explains how to deal with each of these emotions.Especially important is the section on explaining a death by suicide to children. Suggestions for suicide intervention and for starting a support group of survivors of suicide are also included. Chapter 3 contains excellent advice for recognizing the symptoms of suicidal behavior in teens and responding effectively.The authors use the term survivor as a person who has lost a friend or loved one to suicide and also as someone who has attempted suicide and failed. Both will find practical help and Biblically-based encouragement in AFTERSHOCK. Pastors and counselors will also benefit from reading this exceptional book.
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