Survivors of Suicide, Inc.
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Some Books About Suicide and Suicide Loss

This is a general list of texts that may be of interest to those seeking to learn more about suicide and its aftermath and helping suicidal individuals. This list is not exhaustive. The listings range from the personal to the professional. Most are either in print or available in libraries. SOS does not endorse or recommend specific publications.

Victoria Alexander (1991) Words I Never Thought to Speak: Stories of Life in the Wake of Suicide, Lovington Books

T.W. Barrett (1989) Life After Suicide: A Survivor's Grief Experience, Richtman's.

Lois a. Bloom (1986) Mourning After Suicide, The Pilgrim Press, Cleveland, OH

S.J. Blumenthal and D.J Kupfer (Eds.) (1990) Suicide Over the Life Cycle: Risk Factors, Assessment, and Treatment of Suicidal Patients, American Psychiatric Press, Washington, DC

Iris Bolton with Mitchell C. Bolton (1983) My Son, My Son: A Guide To Healing After A Suicide In The Family, Bolton Press, Atlanta, GA.

A.C. Cain, (Ed.) (1972) Survivors of Suicide, Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, IL.

Trudy Carlson (1998) Ben's Story: The Depression, ADHD, and Anxiety Disorder That Caused His Suicide Benline Press, Duluth, MN

Trudy Carlson (1995) The Suicide of My Son: A Story of Childhood Depression, Benline Press

Sue Chance (1997) Stronger Than Death: When Suicide Touches Your Life, W. W. Norton & Co., NY

Corinne Chilstrom (1993) Andrew, You Died Too Soon, Augsburg Fortress

P. Cimbolic and D.A. Jones (Eds.) (1990) Youth Suicide: Issues, Assessment, and Intervention, Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, IL

David L. Conroy (1991) Out of the Nightmare - Recovery From Depression and Suicidal Pain, New Liberty Press, New York

E.J. Dunne, J.L. McIntosh, and K. Maxim-Dunne (Eds.) (1987) Suicide and its Aftermath: Understanding and Counseling the Survivors, Norton & Company, New York.

J.M. Ellison (2000) Treatment of Suicidal Patients in Managed Care, American Psychiatric Press, Washington, DC.

Carla Fine (1997) No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One, Doubleday, NY

Linda Goldman (1999) Bart Speaks Out, Breaking the Silence on Suicide, Western Psychological Services, Los Angeles, CA

Earl Grollman (1988) Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, Postvention, Beacon Press

Mariette Hartley (1991) Breaking the Silence, Mass Market, NY

H. Hendin (1982) Suicide in America, Norton, New York.

John H. Hewett (1980) After Suicide, Westminster Press, Philadelphia, PA

Douglas G. Jacobs (Ed.) (1999) The Harvard Medical School Guide to Suicide Assessment and Intervention Jossey-Bass

Kay Redfield Jamison (1999) Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide, Knopf

Antoon Leenaars (1994) Treatment of Suicidal People, Hemisphere Publications

David Lester (1992) Why People Kill Themselves, Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, IL

Christopher Lucas and Henry M. Seiden (1989) Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide, Bantam Books, NY

J.T. Maltsberger and M.J Goldblatt (Eds.) (1996) Essential Papers on Suicide, New York University Press.

Ronald W. Maris, Alan L. Berman, and Morton M. Silverman (2000) Comprehensive Textbook of Suicidology, The Guilford Press, New York.

G. Minois (1999) A History of Suicide and Voluntary Death in Western Culture, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.

B.L. Mishara (Ed) (1995) The Impact of Suicide, Springer, New York.

Rebecca Parkin with Karen Dunne-Maxim (1996) Child Survivors of Suicide: A Guidebook for Those Who Care For Them, NJ Chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Cynthia Pfeffer (1986) The Suicidal Child Guilford Publications, NY

Paul G. Quinnett (1992) Suicide: Intervention and Therapy - Undoing the Forever Decision, Classic Publishing

Rita Robinson (1989) Survivors of Suicide Newcastle Publishing

Edwin Shneidman (1996) The Suicidal Mind, Oxford University Press, New York.

Edwin Shneidman (1993) Suicide as Psychache: A Clinical Approach to Self-destructive Behavior, Jason Aronson, Northvale, NJ

Edwin Shneidman (1985) Definition of Suicide, Wiley, New York

Ann Smolin and John Guinan (1993) Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One, Fireside Book Simon & Schuster, NY

Eleanora "Betsy" Ross (1986) Life After Suicide - A Ray of Hope for Those Left Behind, Lynn Publishing, Iowa City, IA

Danielle Steel (1998) His Bright Light, The Story of Nick Traina, Delacorte, NY

G. Stone (1999) Suicide and Attempted Suicide, Carroll and Graf, New York.

David C. Treadway (1996) Dead Reckoning: A Therapist Confronts His Own Grief, Basic Books, NY

Gloria Vanderbilt (1996) A Mother's Story, Random House, NY

Alison Wertheimer (1991) A Special Scar, The Experiences of People Bereaved by Suicide, Tavistock/Routledge, New York

Adina Wrobleski (1991) Suicide Survivors: A Guide For Those Left Behind, Afterwords Publishing, Minneapolis, MN

Adina Wrobleski Suicide: Why? - 85 Questions & Answers About Suicide

Some Books About Grief in General

Kenneth J. Doka (Ed.) (1996) Living With Grief After Sudden Loss: Suicide, Homicide, Accident, Heart Attack, Stroke, Hospice Foundation of America, Washington, DC

Kenneth J. Doka (Ed.) (1989) Disenfranchised Grief: Recognizing Hidden Sorrow, D.C. Heath, Lexington, MA

John W. James & Russell Friedman (1998) The Grief Recovery Handbook, Harper Collins

Teresa A Rando (Ed.) (1988) Grieving: How to go on Living When Someone You Love Dies, Lexington Books, Lexington, MA

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