By John H. Hewett
"For the person within the throes of responding to the....suicide of a family member, this ebook presents helpful perception into the event. this type of cognitive wisdom can truly alleviate anguish by way of being a competent advisor throughout the process".---The Theological Educator.
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Book Design by Dorothy Alden Smith Published by The Westminster Press® Philadelphia, Pennsylvania PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Hewett, John H 1952 After suicide. 4) Bibliography: p. SuicidePsychological aspects. Series. 9'37 79-24373 ISBN 0-664-24296-0 Page 7 Contents Preface 11 1. Getting the Facts Straight A Long Look Backward 16 Suicide Statistics 18 Unlearning What Is Not So about Suicide 22 Explanations That Make Some Sense 28 2.
It is real. You really feel the pain and distress because it is really happening. Just as normal stress and strain may bring on a tension headache or "butterflies" in an upset stomach, the heavy shock of suicide can also result in more intense physical reactions. Beware of simplistic medical treatment at this point. Most of us tend to be like sheep before a physician, especially when we're grief-stricken. D. stands for Medical Doctor, not Minor Deity! Drugs may certainly serve a purpose in your situation, but they won't cure your grief.
You may not be able to understand this kind of thorough hopelessness. Not many do, unless they've been through it themselves. I hope you never have to have that experience. This has been, in many ways, a frightening discussion. We have talked about the fact of widespread self-destruction in the midst of our nation and in the center of your family. I am Page 31 reminded of Franklin Roosevelt's rallying cry to a fearful nation more than forty years ago. " These are wise words for your family as well.
After Suicide (Christian Care Books) by John H. Hewett