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Missing Christopher : A mother's story of tragedy, grief and love - Jayne Newling

Missing Christopher

A mother's story of tragedy, grief and love

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Published: 1st June 2014
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The story of a mother's journey through inconsolable grief after the death of her teenage son. Powerfully written, it's an eloquent reminder that our hold on life is tenuous, and communication, love and togetherness are the key to surviving such a tragedy.

Christopher was 17 and he had everything to live for. He was smart, charismatic, loving, and deeply loved, and a champion rugby player. Yet behind the veneer of a popular and confident athlete he was struggling. Diagnosed a year earlier with depression and severe anxiety, he hid his fears from family and friends. Finally, Christopher chose to stop fighting.

This is the story of Christopher's shocking death and its tragic aftermath for the family. It is also the story of a mother and father's love, and their determination not to lose another son to the temptation of taking his own life. Honest, raw, and deeply moving, Jayne's account brings to life the visceral experience of grief and the long, painful journey towards finding meaning in life again.

This is compelling and inspirational reading for anyone affected by the death of a young person.

About the Author

Jayne Newling has 25 years experience as a print journalist. This is her story.

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Great book!

5

I just finished reading the book and I love it. It shows the unconditional love of a mother towards her children and how she coped after the tragedy. Would recommend this to others

Sydney

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Grief and Love

5

This book has changed my life. A brutally heartbreaking, honest, tragic account of the death of a loved one, this book will leave you in tears of rage and sorrow, but left with the solace of knowing that life continues after loss and a mother's love for her children is unmatchable. I recommend this for anyone that has lost a loved one, any mother that has loved a child, anyone that personally deals with or knows someone who struggles with depression, bi-polar, anxiety, etc.

New York, NY

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An invaluable story .

4

raw, powerful, moving and truthful read

Sydney, AU

heartwrenching

5

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sydney

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Story telling at its best

4

A highly emotive, confronting and superbly written memoir. An imperative for parents who have concerns about children who live with mental health issues. A personal account by a mother of the tragic suicide of one of her sons.

Melbourne Au

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Fabulous book. Very moving.

5

Emotional. Honest. Moving.

Sydney Australia

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honest & raw

5

If ever you've lost a friend or family member through suicide and have had difficulty dealing with the emotions that go with that - this book is a must read. So powerful and so honest.

Mount Gambier SA Australia

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Beautifully crafted.

5

An emotionally uplifting record of a mother's journey. Beautifully written.

Country NSW

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An insight into a Mother's Grief

5

Thank you Jayne Newling for helping me understand my own grief by exposing your own harrowing, life threatening grief. This book is an honest, raw and very sad story that is fascinating and insightful. Jayne has taught me so much about the journey of grief and the acceptance of pain - learning to live with the loss of a loved one, not try and 'deal with it'. I am sorry for Jayne's incredible loss but grateful for her bravery in sharing her story.

Adelaide, AU

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Missing Christopher

4.8 9

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ISBN: 9781760110444
ISBN-10: 1760110442
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st June 2014
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1