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And No One Saw It Coming

And No One Saw It Coming

by Marci Glidden Savage
And No One Saw It Coming

And No One Saw It Coming

by Marci Glidden Savage


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August 13, 2014, Marci found Paul, her beloved husband of thirty-four years, dead by suicide on their backyard patio. No warning. No explanation. No final good-bye. Less than five years later, on March 15, 2019, the unthinkable and unimaginable happened. Michael, Marci's second husband of only eight months, was found dead by suicide. In this captivating book, Marci vulnerably shares her intimate journey from anger, hopelessness, and sorrow to acceptance and joy while offering hope to others facing similar situations today.

Suicide is considered one of the most challenging types of loss to sustain. Your grief is complicated, messy, and haunting. In 2019, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in the United States - an alarming fact and dangerous epidemic. With dogged determination, Marci uses her grief and sets out to expose the ill-conceived and biased attitudes toward mental illnesses standing in the way and keeping many individuals battling depression and anxiety from seeking help, particularly men.

In the grip of unrelenting pain, Marci courageously meets grief head-on. With grit and candid openness, she opens the door into her personal story of lost love, betrayal, abandonment, shattered dreams, unanswered questions, judgements, and harmful social stigma. Vividly, Marci reveals the catastrophic impact of a suicide death on loved ones left behind. From the first page, her riveting, original, and profoundly moving open letter to mental illness exposes the insidious way it torments and holds captive its victims under the guise of silence. And why no one could see the end coming. Twice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781667800585
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 01/07/2022
Pages: 206
Sales rank: 426,286
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Marci Glidden Savage is the CEO of a family-owned packaging supply company. After experiencing the catastrophic impact of suicide twice, Marci emerges as a fierce proponent for eliminating the "social stigma" attached to mental illness which keeps many individuals battling depression and anxiety from seeking help. Marci lives in Southern California where she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and endless hours of genealogy research.

Table of Contents

Forward 1

Chapter 1 Open Letter to Mental Illness 3

Chapter 2 Before the Tempest 6

Chapter 3 What Lies Beneath 20

Chapter 4 August 13, 2014 34

Chapter 5 When Everything Familiar Goes Missing 39

Chapter 6 Grief Moves In 52

Chapter 7 Liminality 66

Chapter 8 #TakeTwo 80

Chapter 9 March 15, 2019 96

Chapter 10 Déjà Vu 111

Chapter 11 Suicide Is a Game-Changer 128

Chapter 12 Why? 141

Chapter 13 Lean In 156

Chapter 14 Outside the Wake - on the Path to Healing 170

Open Letter to the Reader 183

Acknowledgments 184

Help Resources 187

References 188

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