Reading List

About Suicide:

Thomas Joiner, Why People Die By Suicide (Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2005)

Kay Redfield Jamison, Night Falls Fast (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999)

Beverley Cobain & Jean Larch, Dying To Be Free (Minnesota: Hazelden Foundation, 2006)

Edwin Schneidman, The Suicidal Mind (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996)

Thomas Joiner, Myths About Suicide (Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2010)

Carla Fine, No Time to Say Goodbye (Broadway Books, a division of Random House, 2000)

Professor Mark Williams, Cry of Pain (London: Piatkus, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, 2014)

Al Alvarez, The Savage God: A study of suicide (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2002)

Jennifer Michael Hecht, Stay: A history of suicide and the arguments against it (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Yale University Press, 2013)

Greg Laurie, The Final Cry (Eugene, Oregon 97402: Harvest House Publishers, 1987)

Ronald Rolheiser, Bruised & Wounded: Struggling to understand suicide (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, 2018)

Eric Marcus, Why Suicide (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2010)

Adele Ryan McDowell, PhD, Making Peace with Suicide (Riverside,CT: White Flowers Press, 2015)

Novels About Suicide:

Miriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows (United Kingdom: Faber & Faber, 2014)

Jay Asher, 13 Reasons Why (United States: Razorbill, an imprint Penguin Random House, 2017)

Matt Haig, The Midnight Library (Great Britain: Allen & Unwin (A&U) Canongate, 2020)

Stories of Suicide Loss:

Dr. Gary LeBlanc, Grieving the Unexpected: The suicide of a son (Belleville,Ontario: Essence Publishing, 2003)

Vicki Hutchinson, Death by Choice: Living with the impact of the suicide of a loved one (Glen Waverly, Victoria: Sid Harta Publishers, 2014)

Tara J. Lal, Standing on My Brother’s Shoulders: Making peace with grief and suicide (Great Britain: Random House, 2020)

Linda Kipley, Blindsided by Suicide (United States of America: Xulon Press, 2012)

Robert Dykstra, She Never Said Goodbye: One man’s journey through loss (Crowborough, East Sussex: Highland Books, 1989)

William A. Ritter, Take the Dimness of My Soul Away: Healing after a loved one’s suicide (Harrisburg, PA 17112: Morehouse Publishing, an imprint of Church Publishing Inc., 2004)

P A McDermott, Resurrection: A true story of power and forgiveness (Edgecliff, New South Wales: Jane Curry Publishing, 2014)

Sheralyn Rose, Suicide Tsunami: Living in the aftermath (Bloomington: Balboa Press, 2015)

Paul Heiney, One Wild Song: A voyage in a lost son’s wake (London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015)

Frederick Buechner, Telling Secrets: A memoir (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1991)

Frederick Buechner, The Eyes of the Heart: A memoir of the lost and found (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999)

Frank Page, Melissa: A Father’s Lessons from a Daughter’s Suicide (Nashville, Tennessee: B & H Publishing Group, 2013)

Jayne Newling, Missing Christopher (Melbourne, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2014)

Gillian Bouras, No Time For Dances (Melbourne, Australia: Penguin Australia, 2006)

About Grief:

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler, On Grief and Grieving (New York, NY 10020: Simon & Schuster, 2007)

David Kessler, Finding Meaning: The sixth stage of grief (London, Great Britain: Rider, part of the Penguin Random House group of companies, 2019)

C. S. Lewis, A Grief Observed (New York, NY 10020: HarperCollins, 1994)

Granger E. Westberg, Good Grief (Minneapolis, MN 55440: Fortress Press, an imprint of Augsburg Fortress, 2011)

H. Norman Wright, Experiencing the Loss of a Family Member (Bloomington, Minnesota 55438: Bethany House Publishers, 2014)

Dr Kenneth J. Doka, Grief is a Journey: Finding your path through loss (New York, NY 10020: Atria Paperback, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2016)

Dianne McKissock & Mal McKissock, Coping with Grief 5th Edition (Australia: ABC Books – HarperCollins Publishers, 2018)

Raymond R. Mitsch & Lynn Brookside, Grieving the Loss of Someone You Love (Ventura, California: Regal Books, a ministry of Gospel Light, 1993)

Sue Mayfield, First Steps Through Bereavement (Oxford, England: Lion Hudson, 2011)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Notes On Grief (New York, NY 10019: Alfred A. Knopf, 2021)

Suicide Grief:

Ann Smolin & John Guinan, Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One (New York, NY 10020: Simon & Schuster, 1993)

Dr. Shiela Clark, After Suicide: Help for the bereaved (Melbourne, Victoria: Michelle Anderson Publishing, 2004)

Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., The Wilderness of Suicide Grief (Colorado, 80526: Companion Press, 2010)

Terence W. Barrett, PhD, Life After Suicide: The survivor’s grief experience (Fargo, ND 58102: Aftermath Research, 2013)

David B. Biebel & Suzanne L. Foster, Finding Your Way after the Suicide of Someone You Love (Michigan, 49530: Zondervan, 2005)

Tom Smith, The Unique Grief of Suicide (Bloomington, IN 47403: iUniverse, 2013)

Michael F. Myers, M.D. & Carla Fine, Touched by Suicide (New York, NY 10014: Gotham Books, 2006)

Christopher Lukas & Henry M. Seiden, Silent Grief: Living in the wake of suicide (London N1 9JB, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007)

Albert Y. Hsu, Grieving a Suicide: A loved one’s search for comfort, answers and hope (Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2002)

Jennifer Ashton, M.D., Life After Suicide (195 Broadway New York, NY 10007: Harper Collins Publishers, 2019)

Eleanora Betsy Ross, After Suicide: A ray of hope for those left behind (Cambridge, MA 02142: De Capo Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 1997)

G. Lloyd Carr & Gwendolyn C. Carr, Fierce Goodbye: Living in the shadow of suicide (Scottdale, Pa. 15683: Herald Press, 2004)

John R. Jordan & John L. McIntosh (Edited by), Grief After Suicide (New York, NY 10016: Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, 2011)

Indira Naidoo, The Space Between the Stars (Sydney: Murdoch Books, 2022)

Preventing Suicide:

Karen Mason, Preventing Suicide: A handbook for pastors, chaplains, and pastoral counsellors (Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2014)

Dr. James Bachman, Suicide: Prevention and helps for those left behind (Bloomington, IN 47403: WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, 2015)

Dr. Steven Gerali, What To Do When Teenagers Are Depressed and Contemplate Suicide (Grand Rapids, MI 49530: Zondervan, 2009)

Joy Hibbins, The Suicide Prevention Pocket Guide (London: Welbeck Balance, 2021)