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Depending on relationship between survivor and deceased, death may alter existing person's life in numerous ways. If survivor is a child, there most likely will be vast differences in way he experiences life following death. For an adult, specifically a spouse, adapting to an entirely new role is only one of many challenges that widowhood will bring. No matter what age of survivor there is a forced new way of life. The grieving individual will now adapt a whole new perception of what his world will be as well as his trust in natural progression of life.
When informing loved one's about death, honesty is best. Small lies only become larger lies. A survivor spared truth to be protected will end up re-grieving death of their loved one when truth is unfolded. This can occur even many years after actual date of death. Remember to always disclose age appropriate details after carefully determining maturation of survivor. However, know consequences of dishonesty and consult with trained professional in communicating truth.
Validating and commemorating life of a loved one is extremely beneficial in healing process. Apparent simplistic gestures like planting a tree or creating a memory box can be quite empowering. As a personal way of validating my mother's life as well as her death, I created "Someone I Love Died By Suicide: A story for child survivors and those who care for them." I designed this book after years of research and working in field. It is appropriate for all ages and is only book available to read directly with children survivors. More information is available about my book on my website: http://www.griefguidance.com.
In closing, I share my knowledge and my book with you as a way of trying to reach all those who have been devastated by suicide of a loved one. Please join me and take this opportunity to recognize numerous suicide survivors in our communities.
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"Someone I Love Died by Suicide: A story for child survivors and those who care for them". This book is one of only a few books available today that is specifically designed to be read to children survivors.
About The Author... Doreen T. Cammarata, MS, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, is currently an adjunct instructor at Florida Atlantic University educating graduate students and professionals on grief counseling issues. She has had eight years of university experience as an assistant instructor in addition to her full time work experiences as a school counselor for at-risk youth and as a grief and bereavement specialist working with adults and children at a local hospice program. She is also on board and serves as Program Chairperson for Palm Beach County, Florida ADEC Chapter.
An equally important credential is that Doreen Cammarata is a suicide survivor. Doreenís mother suffered from depression. During Doreenís adolescence, her mother died by suicide. Consequently, Doreen understands personally as well as professionally need to address this issue. Visit her site. http://www.griefguidance.com
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JOAN BRAMSCH is a family person, educator, writer and E-publisher. Her articles appear internationally in print and online. Six of her best-selling adult novels - near one million copies - have worldwide distribution. Her Empowered Parenting Ezine serves 1000 parents around the globe. http://www.JoanBramsch.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org