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    Some books that may be helpful:

    No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One.
    Carla Fine, Doubleday, 1996.

    Following the suicide of her husband, the author interviewed over 100 suicide survivors. In this book, she weaves their experiences into a story of loss, grief, and survival.

    Dying to Be Free: A Healing Guide for Families after a Suicide.
    Beverly Cobain and Jean Larch, Hazelden Foundation, 2006.

    Co-authored by the cousin of Kurt Cobain and a crisis intervention specialist, this book combines personal accounts from survivors with practical guidance for coping with suicide loss. The lead singer of the band Nirvana, Cobain took his life in 1994.

    Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One.
    Ann Smolin and John Guinan, Simon and Schuster, 1993.

    Many survivors struggle with the questions, "why?" and "what if?". This book shares case studies and offers advice to help survivors begin to heal.

    My Son...My Son: A Guide to Healing After Death, Loss or Suicide.
    Iris Bolton and Curtis Mitchell, The Bolton Press, 1995.

    A mother's account of her progression through the grief process after the suicide of her 20-year old son.

    Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife
    by Eben Alexander, Simon & Schuster


    Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.

    Then, Dr. Alexander's own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander's eyes popped open. He had come back.

    Alexander's recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself.

    Alexander's story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.

    This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it. Reading it will change your life.

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