By John H. Hewett
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One woman in her thirties found this process to be a positive force in her life as she got busy with this business of restitution. . . Guilt is marvelous, because you can reverse it and make it work for you. (In Stone, Suicide and Grief, p. 87) A competent, compassionate therapist can help you repair your feelings toward the deceased. The things you still want to say to the dead person can be said. With professional counsel, you can express all your feelings about what happened. Take this opportunity to say good-by.
The great majority of people who have grieved over suicide indicate that their grief was complicated by massive guilt feelings. And, for some, the guilt never goes away. Either they let it ruin their lives, or they allow it to diminish to the point where they can handle it. After the flood of emotions is past, the deep, haunting feelings of guilt really set in. You begin to deal with the primary question of responsibilityof whose fault it was, and who is to blame. Our society tends to teach us that suicide is always caused by problems.
My hope is that this volume can minister to you in both fact and feeling. We will look at feelings in the remainder of the book. But first we will check out the data on the subject. Page 18 Suicide Statistics Actor Jack Webb will forever be remembered for his legendary Dragnet character, Sgt. Joe Friday. " For the families of suicide victims, the Joe Friday approach to the tragedy can be an initial move toward emotional recovery. The bereavement of survivors like yourself often becomes dangerously harmful if the persistent fears of the unknown "enemy" aren't dispelled by the assurance of accurate information.
After Suicide (Christian Care Books) by John H. Hewett