The Unique Grief of Suicide

Questions and Hope

by Tom Smith



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/17/2013

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781475970036
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781475970050
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781475970043

About the Book

Praise for The Unique Grief of Suicide: Questions and Hope

“A gem of a book. Tom Smith is one of those unique human beings who, through a labor of love and generosity, is able to turn a personal tragedy into an opportunity to reach out and help many others. His work combines scientific data and personal feelings admirably.”

—Luis A. Giuffra, MD, PhD; professor of clinical psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine

“Very painful questions arise following the death by suicide of a loved one. Tom Smith’s moving book identifies and organizes these questions—a very helpful thing in itself. But more, the book provides answers and also acknowledges that some questions do not have easy answers, reflecting accurately and sympathetically the experiences of those bereaved by suicide.”

—Thomas Joiner, PhD, author of Why People Die by Suicide and the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Florida State University

With warmth and understanding, Tom Smith draws on his own grief following the suicide of his twenty-six-year-old daughter, Karla, and provides helpful resources and coping strategies to those grieving a suicide. Both practical and comforting, The Unique Grief of Suicide guides and educates those dealing with the different facets of suicide and offers a safe harbor within the storm of grief.

About the Author

Tom Smith spends his retirement volunteering as president of the Karla Smith Foundation, named after his daughter who had bipolar disorder and died by suicide. KSF supports families affected by mental illness and suicide. He is the author of six books, including The Tattered Tapestry and A Balanced Life.