Suicide of a Child, Adina Wrobleski

For parents whose child has completed suicide. Goes into detail about victimization, social stigma, guilt, anger, history and recovery. "The main thing for you to remember is: You are not to blame for the death of your child. The decision for death has to belong to your child, not you."


Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing, Thomas R. Golden

Swallowed by a Snake is a book for men and women about the masculine side of healing from loss. Discover new and powerful ways to heal. How the genders differ in their healing. Greater understanding between partners. Examples of successful transformation of loss. New ways to understand your grief. Ways the individual's loss can impact the entire family. Swallowed by a Snake is meant to be a map and a guide through the experience of loss. It will help you move through the pain of loss and into a place of healing and transformation.

Dying to Be Free: A Healing Guide for Families After a Suicide, Beverly Cobain

Honest, gentle advice for those who have survived an unspeakable loss—the suicide of a loved one.
Transforming suffering into strength, misconceptions into understanding, and shame into dignity, Beverly Cobain and Jean Larch break through the dangerous silence and stigma surrounding suicide to bring readers this much-needed book. Cobain’s achingly honest account of dealing with the suicide of a loved one, along with personal stories from others who experienced this profound loss, provide powerful insight into the confusion, fear, and guilt family members experience. A chapter about “the suicidal mind” helps families not only comprehend the depth of their loved one’s pain prior to suicide, but also understand why such desperation is so difficult to recognize—even in the closest relationships. By sharing survivor stories as well as the latest thinking and statistics about suicide, Cobain and Larch break through myths, misinformation, and misunderstandings. The result is a book of extraordinary compassion and steadfast guidance for anyone awash in the aftermath of unfathomable loss.

"This frank book about suicide is a giant step toward bringing another form of mental illness out of the closet."
— Mindy Greiling, Minnesota State Representative and National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) National Board of Directors

"This book is a masterpiece for the survivors of suicide and those who care about them."
— David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., 16th U.S. Surgeon General and Interim President of Morehouse School of Medicine


Love Sami supports the work of The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. AFSP is the leader in the fight against suicide. They fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, AFSP has 67 local chapters with programs and events nationwide.
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The Love Sami Organization supports the work and efforts of The Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention. FISP was instrumental in helping John Coburn, Founder, in his healing process.
The Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for profit volunteer organization dedicated to suicide prevention programs, education, advocacy, research and the support of survivors of suicide. Please visit their FB page and their website: