Download e-book for iPad: After Suicide (Christian Care Books) by John H. Hewett

By John H. Hewett

"For the person within the throes of responding to the....suicide of a family member, this publication offers precious perception into the event. this type of cognitive wisdom can really alleviate ache by way of being a competent advisor throughout the process".---The Theological Educator.

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Idealization. No hard and fast deductions can be made about the idolatry of the dead by their survivors. Families Page 47 idealize everyone from beautiful young children to hardened old reprobates, and for vastly different reasons. I have seen a wife swear out a warrant for her husband's arrest one week and then mourn him as a "saint of God" after his tragic death the next. " Yet, idealization of the suicide still occurs, and it blocks healthy grieving with yet another obstacle. In many instances, people think of the deceased as some sort of god!

Austria, West Germany, Hungary, Japan, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Switzerland report significantly higher rates than ours. Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain indicate far fewer suicides than are reported by the United States. Unlearning What Is Not So about Suicide A learned professor of mine once remarked that he knew of nothing more frightening than ignorance in action. Such a judgment certainly applies to the abundance of superstitious fallacies and cultural fantasies that have grown up around the problem of suicide.

It stresses once more the painful presence of willful choice and responsibility in the victim's decision to die. However, if one of your family members is currently having suicidal impulses as a result of this suicide, you need to assure him or her that help is available to endure the crisis period. Suicidal impulses are not a lifelong curse. You don't have to be haunted forever by the fatal urges you may be feeling at the moment. You won't always feel this way. " Fact: The foremost experts on suicide are vehement in their denial of this fable.

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