by Beverly Cobain & Jean Larch
According to national suicide prevention organizations, a suicide occurs in this country every seventeen minutes. Dying To Be Free is a frank book about what those facing the suicide of a loved one are likely to contend with.
Cobain and Larch are mental health professionals. They have walked the walk with others and have taken their own journeys through grief following the suicidal death of a family member. We learn from them about brutal stigmas family members face, about the complicated emotions, the gigantic longings, and also about the powerful insights that can be gained from suicide victims and survivors.
In this small readable book there are stories of survival, healing, and transformation. We are shown way to use discernment for self validation, how to seek healing that is a match to a particular style, how to better grasp the suicidal mind, and to break down isolation and shame, ways to foster and seek connections. Compassionate personal accounts are combined with authoritative information to offer comfort to surviving families.
Paperback, 126 pages.