Gone to Suicide

A Mom’s Truth on Heartbreak, Transformation, and Prevention

by Ann Clark



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/7/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781532086472
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781532086465

About the Book

Suicide is soul-crushing for the survivors left behind. This book gives an inside look at the heartbreak and devastation that a Colorado mother experienced after her seventeen-year old son took his own life. By being transparent about her son Brant’s tragic death, author Ann Clark hopes to help reduce the silence, shame, and secrecy that surround suicide. Included in this book are examples of Clark’s efforts to warn others about the role that marijuana played in her son’s death. Brant had a psychotic break immediately after heavy use of THC-marijuana, and this led to his suicide. All the most important, yet widely under-reported scientific research about marijuana is documented in this book. There is a national crisis when it comes to mental health care, and the suicide rate in the US continues to increase at an alarming rate. Gone to Suicide offers many insights for both suicide prevention and for survivor recovery. Through the author’s relentless pursuit to understand her son’s death, this book explores the transformative power in extreme loss, and reveals how pain and sorrow can actually lead us to our purpose for being alive.

About the Author

Ann Clark grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a degree in comparative world religions. She has lived in Boulder, Colorado, for the past forty-six years. Since her seventeen-year-old son’s suicide twelve years ago, she has worked to end the secrecy and stigma surrounding suicide, and she has been active in many projects to increase awareness about the harmful effects of THC-marijuana to youth. Her work has appeared in newspapers, on TV, in a documentary, on YouTube, at conferences, and now in this book. She can be reached at ann11clark22@gmail.com.