Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss by Suicide


Over forty thousand Americans die by suicide every year, with untold more around the world; each one results in a life sentence of heartbreak for family and friends. The survivor’s journey is a tumultuous one that challenges our friendships, our fears, and even our future. Where do we go from here? How do we survive such a devastating, senseless act? While each loss is as unique as one’s own fingerprint and grief tools aren’t one-size-fits-all, it’s important to know you are not alone. This book is like your own portable support group, open 24/7. It offers an intimate collection of stories by people around the world who have all walked in your shoes. Consider this book one of your bereavement tools, and pull it out whenever you need. For no matter the age, the circumstance, or the number of days since your loved one died by suicide, the stories contained within this book offer company, comfort and hope, and are a treasured reminder that none of us walk this journey alone.


Three-time medalist, Surviving Loss by Suicide examines the aftermath of losing a loved one to suicide. From the perspective of 12 different people, candidly voicing their thoughts and emotions.  Through the funeral and beyond, each writer gives voice to a taboo journey shared by millions.

Marci lost her 20-year-old brother. Julie lost her 42-year-old husband. Bonnie lost her 16-year-old son. They all have three things in common. Losing a loved one to suicide, facing a rollercoaster of overwhelming emotions, and embarking on a heartfelt journey seeking understanding, healing, and hope.

Part of the award-winning Grief Diaries series, Surviving Loss by Suicide shares the poignant stories of people who have all lost someone they love. Tender issues such as surviving the funeral and transition, navigating the holidays, handling sensitive questions and more are discussed.  Surviving Loss by Suicide is a wonderful source of comfort for all who share the journey and offers a treasured reminder that none of us walk this journey alone.


ISBN: 978-1944328030
Released: Dec. 2015
6 x 9 inch /300 pages


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