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No Time to Say Goodbye - Carla Fine

No Time to Say Goodbye

Hardcover Published: 1st December 1999
ISBN: 9780385485517
Number Of Pages: 272

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Suicide would appear to be the last taboo. Even incest is now discussed freely in popular media, but the suicide of a loved one is still an act most people are unable to talk about--or even admit to their closest family or friends. This is just one of the many painful and paralyzing truths author Carla Fine discovered when her husband, a successful young physician, took his own life in December 1989. And being unable to speak openly and honestly about the cause of her pain made it all the more difficult for her to survive.

With No Time to Say Goodbye, she brings suicide survival from the darkness into light, speaking frankly about the overwhelming feelings of confusion, guilt, shame, anger, and loneliness that are shared by all survivors. Fine draws on her own experience and on conversations with many other survivors--as well as on the knowledge of counselors and mental health professionals. She offers a strong helping hand and invaluable guidance to the vast numbers of family and friends who are left behind by the more than thirty thousand people who commit suicide each year, struggling to make sense of an act that seems to them senseless, and to pick up the pieces of their own shattered lives. And, perhaps most important, for the first time in any book, she allows survivors to see that they are not alone in their feelings of grief and despair.

Industry Reviews

"I wish had the comfort and wisdom of this book. It might have eased the pain of over thirty years," --Gerry Spence, auhtor of The Making of a Country Lawyer and How to Argue and Win Every Time

"Full of stories. Stories of pain and heartache. Stories of courage and inspiration. I know of no other work on this subject that is so comprehensive and rich in exposition." --The American Journal of Psychiatry

Letting Go of the Silencep. 3
The Suicide
The World Explodesp. 19
The Initial Impactp. 35
The Final Farewellp. 48
The Stigmap. 61
The Aftermath
The Blame and Guilt: Searching for the Whysp. 79
The Helplessness: Haunted by the What-Ifsp. 90
The Roller Coaster of Emotionsp. 102
Legal and Financial Problemsp. 116
The Survival
Beginning the Mourningp. 131
Effect on Familiesp. 147
Getting Helpp. 163
The Public Suicidep. 180
Long-term Effectsp. 192
Forgiving Them/Forgiving Ourselvesp. 205
Making Sense of the Chaosp. 221
Organizations and Resource Materialp. 227
Support Groups for Survivorsp. 232
Bibliographyp. 249
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ISBN: 9780385485517
ISBN-10: 0385485514
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st December 1999
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.25