We recommend this…
if you have been bereaved by suicide, or if you worry whether you or someone you love will die by suicide, or if you are working in any kind of mental health support role.
A quick summary
Rory O’Connor is an international expert in suicide prevention, and has devoted his career to studying suicide in hopes of improving care and saving lives. He has written this book to get his work out of the academic papers where it is usually available, and into the hands of people who are affected by suicide in their everyday lives. Tragically, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death worldwide. O’Connor himself has been bereaved by suicide twice, and he shares the personal feelings of guilt and self-reproach that may be familiar to many other grieving people. The book is a mix of the current understanding on what causes suicide and what helps prevent it, plus the personal stories of those who have felt suicidal and survived, and those who have been bereaved. The hope is that it will help anyone understand the darkest place.