I haven’t experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide, but Ms. Schulte’s tragic loss of her husband and how she dedicates her life to helping others cope, heal, and thrive really speaks to my heart.
Surviving Suicide Loss deals with tragedy and triumph. The messages are delivered in a candid way with a compassionate tone. Not only did the author receive a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling (which makes her more than qualified to counsel others through devastating loss) but she experienced the heart-shattering sadness of suicide loss firsthand.
A section stating what NOT to say to someone who is suffering is insightful. Even when intentions are to be helpful and understanding, saying the wrong thing can add to their pain. I also found the ‘Consider This’ section at the close of each chapter reflective and beneficial, employing a list of questions that guide the wounded on a journey of healing and growth.
This book promotes more than overcoming the trauma and grief of losing someone to suicide. It fosters understanding, compassion, forgiveness, hope, and love to those left behind.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book. My review was not influenced.