Making Peace with Suicide (Paperback)
A Book of Hope, Understanding, and Comfort
White Flowers Press, 9780982117620, 232pp.
Publication Date: October 28, 2014
Insightful, provocative, and compassionate, Making Peace with Suicide: A Book of Hope, Understanding, and Comfort takes a good hard look at the world-wide phenomena of suicide. This book is designed for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide and felt that sucker punch of grief; for anyone who is in pain, walking unsteadily, and considering suicide as an option; and for anyone who works with, guides, or counsels those feeling suicidal and/or suffering the profound grief from a suicidal loss. Making Peace with Suicide includes stories of courage, vulnerability, and steadfastness from both the survivors of suicidal loss as well as the unique perspective of the formerly suicidal. It offers shared wisdom and coping strategies from those who have walked before you. It explores the factors leading to suicide and the reasons why some do and some don't leave suicide notes. Making Peace with Suicide sheds light on the phenomena of suicide vis-a-vis our teens, the military, new mothers, as an end-of-life choice, and asks if addiction is a form of slow suicide. It provides a seven-step healing process and opens the door to consider suicide and the soul, the heart lesson of suicide, and the energies of suicide. If suicidality has impacted your life, Making Peace with Suicide is a must-read. You will be guided through the unknown territory, given insights to allow understanding, stories to help you heal, and ways to make peace with a heart wide-open. Making Peace with Suicide is good medicine for the body, mind, and soul.
About the Author
Adele Ryan McDowell, PhD, is a psychotherapist with 30+ years of experience. Adele was the director of outpatient treatment at Liberation Clinic, a substance abuse clinic in Stamford, Connecticut. She was also the founder/director of The Greenheart Center, a holistic, psychotherapeutic, and psycho-educational center in Stamford. Dr. McDowell's work focuses on helping clients find hope, balance, and peace in the face of crisis, trauma, abuse, and grief. She has worked with suicide, domestic violence, and sexual assault crisis hotlines; survivors of Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, the Joplin Tornado, and the Newtown shooting; clients struggling with addiction and heartbreak, as well as those moving through profound life changes such as grief and health challenges. Dr. McDowell is the author of Balancing Act: Reflections, Meditations, and Coping Strategies for Today's Fast-Paced Whirl. The suicide of a fellow psychologist led to the creation of her second book, Making Peace with Suicide: A Book of Hope, Understanding, and Comfort.