Breaking the Silence on Suicide: Resources on Prevention and Survival

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  •  1 (800) LIFENET – Helping New Yorkers in Crisis
  • 1 (800) – 985 – 5990 –  Suicide Prevention Hotline





(Recommended by Members of the NYJHC M’kom Shalom Group)

  • Words I Never Thought To Speak: Stories of Life in the Wake of Suicide, by Victoria Alexander
  • The Savage God: A Study of Suicide, by A. Alvarez
  • Telling Secrets: A Memoirby Frederick Beuchner
  • My Son…My Son: A Guide to Healing after a Suicide in the Family, by Iris M. Bolton
  • Suicide Survivors’ Handbook: A Guide for the Bereaved and Those Who Wish to Help Them, by Trudy Carlson
  • Sanity and Grace: A Journey of Suicide, Survival and Strength, by Judy Collins
  • No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One, by Carla Fine
  • By Her Own Hand: Memoirs of a Suicide’s Daughter, by Signe Hammer
  • After Suicide, by John H. Hewett
  • Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide, by Jamison Kay Redfield
  • Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide, by Chrisopher Lukas and Henry M. Seiden
  • Why Suicide? Answers to 200 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions about Suicide, Attempted Suicide, and Assisted Suicide, by Eric Marcus
  • Touched by Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss, by Michael F. Myers, M.D. and Carla Fine
  •  Lay My Burden Down: Unraveling Suicide and the Mental Health Crisis among African-Americans, by Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D. and Amy Alexander,
  •  But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: For parents and professionals helping child suicide survivors, by Barbara Rubel
  • Healing after the Suicide of a Loved One, by Ann Smolin and John Guinan
  • Darkness Visible, by William Styron
  • Suicide Survivors: A Guide for Those Left Behind, by Adina Wrobleski