The Forgotten Mourners: Sibling Survivors of Suicide

The Forgotten Mourners: Sibling Survivors of Suicide

by Magdaline DeSousa

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Winner, Honorable Mention, Inspirational Category, 20th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

This book is meant for anyone who has lost a brother or sister to suicide - the forgotten mourners - and those who want to provide them support. Any loss is difficult, but a loss to suicide is heightened because of the helplessness and confusion surrounding it.

A sibling loss to suicide is even more unique because the sibling(s) left behind are often forgotten – mourning the loss of their brother or sister alone in the shadows of their parents’ grief.

This book discusses some of the challenges sibling survivors of suicide will face, both individually and as a family unit, including:

-- What can I expect during the grieving process as a sibling survivor of suicide?

-- How can I set boundaries to take care of myself?

-- Will my relationship with my parents change?

-- How do I answer questions about my now-departed sibling?

-- What can I do to get through the holidays and anniversaries?

-- How do I keep my loved one alive in my life, without him or her physically present?

These questions and more are answered directly from the author’s experiences following the loss of her eighteen year-old brother to suicide in November 2001. Hopefully, her experiences will give sibling survivors of suicide a bit of strength, hope, and peace in navigating the long road to healing ahead.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148856153
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 12/31/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 131
Sales rank: 1,051,137
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

The author is a consultant specializing in instructional design, training, and strategic communications in Washington, D.C. She has a Master’s degree from James Madison University in Adult Education and Human Resource Development.

The author lives in the Washington DC Metro Area. This is her first book. She can be reached by email at magdaline. with any questions or comments.

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