From the Shadows of Suicide

eBook (PDF), 265 Pages
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In an attempt to escape the unbearable pain after losing my son Ben to suicide, I would withdraw deep within myself to seek refuge, and in this isolation my screams remained silent and expression became muted. Because the pain is ever near, sadly, this silence tends to be unending and little is said about the aftermath of suicide but, I believe, many would wish to feel understood in their continuing battle with its effects, and those around us who could only express the magnitude of this loss by saying ‘I can’t begin to know what you are going through’ might prefer to be informed. Touching all the rawness within has been a slow but determined process and if my story can help to express and validate the pain of some, give insight to others and in any way promote the prevention of suicide, I could, in the telling of it, find some gladness.
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  • By deevw
    Mar 12, 2010
    Hugely moving, bravely honest, and totally sincere account of a mother's anguish and pain in the immediate days and weeks, and years after her son's suicide. Written with wit and elegance that puts you directly inside her mind and the horror of her experience, peppered with her own poems that give another perspective on her pain. The first page had me in bits, like the saddest film you've ever seen but worse because you know this isn't a Hollywood blockbuster, it's a real woman going through every mother's worst nightmare. The book is a genuine expression of grief without being too emotive, or sensational in anyway, written with a poignant openness and transparency and the clear intention of helping others in this unthinkable predicament, as well as being as way of helping herself deal with her thoughts and emotions. Helpful for anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one, but especially for those who have lost loved ones to suicide. Highly recommended. Well done Diane!
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September 28, 2011
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