Living When a Young Friend Commits Suicide: Or Even Starts Talking about It

Living When a Young Friend Commits Suicide: Or Even Starts Talking about It

Living When a Young Friend Commits Suicide: Or Even Starts Talking about It

Earl A. Grollman




In the last thirty years, the suicide rate among young people has tripled. In this book addressed to the young survivors of this epidemic, Earl A. Grollman, the internationally known lecturer, writer, and grief counselor, and Max Malikow, a psychotherapist and pastoral counselor, offer solace and guidance to adolescents who are confronted with someone of their own age who is contemplating or has committed suicide.


Amazon Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

A welcome guide for young people who are trying to come to terms with a friend’s suicide. Setting straight the myths about suicide and addressing the feelings of shock, grief, anger, and guilt, the authors offer practical, empathetic advice.
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

Grollman, a prolific author and internationally known grief counselor, and his colleague Malikow present a powerful, dynamic resource that covers the issue of suicide from many angles. Using simple language, they maintain a compassionate tone that makes the information accessible to readers, no matter what their personality or stage of grief. Best of all, the text never drifts into vagaries. It consistently and concretely analyzes the grieving process and gives pragmatic advice on everything from talking to family members of the deceased to avoiding unhealthy reactions, such as alcohol abuse. Even in chapters that cover the sensitive issue of religious beliefs, the authors tread confidently and nonjudgmentally, impressively honoring all perspectives. Of great value to the youth who have faced the suicide of a loved one, the book will also be useful to educators, counselors, and parents. Appended material includes books and audiovisual support materials. Roger Leslie –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Amazon Reader Review

After one of my daughters closest friends committed suicide, a therapist recommended this book. I found it very helpful and informative. I could read it a little at a time and it helped me gain some insight into the tragedy that had happened, how to deal with it, and how to help my daughter deal with her loss. I highly recommend it for anyone else who might be going through a loss or know of a young teen or adult who is experiencing the loss of a young person.