By John H. Hewett
"For the person within the throes of responding to the....suicide of a friend, this ebook offers invaluable perception into the event. this sort of cognitive wisdom can really alleviate ache by way of being a competent consultant in the course of the process".---The Theological Educator.
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We will look at feelings in the remainder of the book. But first we will check out the data on the subject. Page 18 Suicide Statistics Actor Jack Webb will forever be remembered for his legendary Dragnet character, Sgt. Joe Friday. " For the families of suicide victims, the Joe Friday approach to the tragedy can be an initial move toward emotional recovery. The bereavement of survivors like yourself often becomes dangerously harmful if the persistent fears of the unknown "enemy" aren't dispelled by the assurance of accurate information.
Just as normal stress and strain may bring on a tension headache or "butterflies" in an upset stomach, the heavy shock of suicide can also result in more intense physical reactions. Beware of simplistic medical treatment at this point. Most of us tend to be like sheep before a physician, especially when we're grief-stricken. D. stands for Medical Doctor, not Minor Deity! Drugs may certainly serve a purpose in your situation, but they won't cure your grief. In fact, they may complicate the healing process as much as they aid it.
For many families, visiting the grave becomes an after-church ritual each Sunday for years and years. One man reportedly visited his wife's grave every day until his own death. In the meantime, he remarried and was subsequently divorced by his second wife, who wouldn't join him in his daily vigil. " Clothes are kept in the closet. Furniture is never moved. The walls are lined with photographs and mementos of the deceased. Dean Schuyler tells of a couple who bought a new house soon after Page 45 the suicide of their son.