When A Loved One Dies By Suicide

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Winner of a second-place award in the general interest category from the Association of Catholic Publishers and and honorable mention in grief and bereavement from the Catholic Media Association.


When someone you love dies by suicide, confusion, shame, and guilt often add to the emotional upheaval and spiritual turmoil in your life. When a Loved One Dies by Suicide was written by Catholics who have lost a loved one due to suicide. The contributors share their personal stories of loss, of learning to cope with the crushing grief, of finding comfort in faith and community, and of discovering hope as they began to move forward again.


Suicide, although common, too often is hidden in our culture and in the Catholic Church. When a Loved One Dies by Suicide dispels the misconceptions about what the Church teaches about suicide and offers a wealth of guidance and support to help you find your own path toward healing. The contributors include Deacon Ed Shoener, Bishop John P. Dolan, Msgr. Charles Pope, Leticia Adams, Tom and Fran Smith, and clinical experts in the field of mental health and suicide.


In this book, you will find:

--encouragement with practical matters such as taking care of yourself emotionally, physically, and spiritually;

--ways to let others know what you need and find a network of support;

--guidance to tell your story when you’re ready to share it;

--prayers of comfort and encouragement;

--solace, hope, and healing from within the rich traditions and teachings of the Catholic Church;

--information for how to help others experiencing a similar loss, if and when you are drawn to do so.


Nihil Obstat:  Rev. Royce V Gregerson, S.T.L.  Censor deputatus

Imprimatur: Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades

Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend

August 28, 2020

The Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur are official declarations that a book or pamphlet is free of doctrinal or moral error. No implication is contained therein that those who have granted the Nihil Obstat or Imprimatur agree with the content, opinion, or statements expressed.


Written By:  Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministries

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ave Maria Press (December 25, 2020)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 128 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1646800133 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1646800131

Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5 x 0.5 x 6.9 inches

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