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The Experiences of People Bereaved by Suicide

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A Special Scar: The Experiences of People Bereaved by Suicide by Alison Wertheimer
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Every 85 minutes someone in the UK takes their own life, but what happens to those left behind? 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 Scar looks in detail at the stigma surronding 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: * counselling survivors of suicide * group work with survivors. The new material incorporates the latest research findings which have added significantly to our understanding of the impact of suicide, an area which the UK Government has targeted for action in the mental health arena. 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's officers, bereavement services, self-help organisations for survivors, mental health professionals, social workers, GPs, counsellors and therapists. Alison Wertheimer has been working as a freelance writer and researcher since 1987, after working in the voluntary sector for twenty years. She has a private counselling practice, is a supervisor with a bereavement counselling service and runs workshops on the impact of suicide bereavement.

Table of Contents

Murray Parkes, Foreword. Part I: Introduction. Suicide: An Introduction. Survivors of Suicide. Part II: 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.

Author Biography

Alison Wertheimer has been working as a freelance writer and researcher since 1987, after working in the voluntary sector for twenty years. She has a private counselling practice, is a supervisor with a bereavement counselling service and runs workshops on the impact of suicide bereavement.
Release date Australia
June 14th, 2001
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd Revised edition
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
288
Dimensions
156x234x22
ISBN-13
9780415220279
Product ID
1740363

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