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Friday Book Flick: Envy (an Empty Coffin novel) by Gregg Olsen

Envy (an Empty Coffin novel) by Gregg Olsen

Coming soon ... Envy (an Empty Coffin novel) by Gregg Olsen: Fifteen-year-old twins Hayley and Taylor Ryan of Port Gamble, WA, known as "Empty Coffin" because of a local legend, investigate a former friend's Christmas suicide and, along the way, discover a secret from their own past.

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Dying to Be Free: a Healing Guide for Families after a Suicide

By Bev Cobain

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Honest, gentle advice for those who have survived an unspeakable loss. 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.
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A Grief Like No Other: Surviving the Violent Death of Someone You Know

By Kathleen O'Hara

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Dealing with the violent death of a loved one brings its own special brand of grieving. Victim's families can spend years dealing with legal ramifications, guilt, and a myriad of other circumstances that don't accompany "normal" deaths. Although this is a book for those left behind in the aftermath of violence, it offers concrete and practical steps and stages, allowing family and friends safe passage through this incredibly harrowing journey.
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The Seven T’s: Finding Hope and Healing in the Wake of Tragedy

By Judy Collins

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Singer-songwriter Judy Collins draws on her personal experience with her son's suicide to guide readers through grieving the loss of a loved one who has died under tragic circumstances.
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I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing after the Sudden Death of a Loved One

By Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, PhD.

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Some of the difficult topics covered in this book are the first few weeks after a loss, suicide, death of a child, children and grief, funerals and rituals, physical effects, homicide and depression.
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Healing Suicidal Veterans: Recognizing, Supporting and Answering Their Pleas for Help

By Victor Montgomery

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"There are 24.5 million military veterans in the United States; Seventeen of them each day will take their own lives. Homelessness. Alcohol and drug abuse. Unemployment. Domestic violence. Minds plagued by war scenes. The numbers are staggering and growing daily...Respected crisis intervention therapist and Vietnam veteran Victor Montgomery, III, has worked with thousands of veterans contemplating suicide. His unique, positive method: Explores the psychological wounds of war, significantly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI); Outlines warning signs of a veteran in distress; Examines the distinct issues facing women in the military; Provides an in-depth guide to veteran-related networks, organizations, and programs; Offers uplifting, inspirational stories of rescue and redemption..."

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If you like Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.

Here are some books that deal with themes similar to Thirteen Reasons Why:

Aimee by Mary Beth Miller
Aimee
by Mary Beth Miller
After she is accused of playing a role in her best friend's death, a young woman battles depression, anger, guilt, loneliness, and the problems of her own family as well as those of the families of her old friends.

 
 

By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
by Julie Anne Peters
High school student Daelyn Rice, who's been bullied throughout her school career and has more than once attempted suicide, again makes plans to kill herself, in spite of the persistent attempts of an unusual boy to draw her out.
 

 

Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Hate List
by Jennifer Brown
Sixteen-year-old Valerie, whose boyfriend Nick committed a school shooting at the end of their junior year, struggles to cope with integrating herself back into high school life, unsure herself whether she was a hero or a villain.

 
 

Hold Still by Nina LaCour
Hold Still
by Nina LaCour
Ingrid didn't leave a note. Three months after her best friend's suicide, Caitlin finds what she left instead: a journal, hidden under Caitlin's bed.
 

 

If you like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why.

Crash Into Me by Albert Borris.bm
Introverted Owen, brash confabulator Audrey, struggling lesbian Jin-Ae, and alcoholic Frank don't seem to have much in common, but they bond online over a shared interest: to commit suicide. Some of them have already made repeated attempts, and now they make a pact. They take a cross-country road trip from New Jersey, visiting the graves of famous people who have killed themselves, that will culminate at Death Valley.- Meredith Robbins

No Right Turn

By Terry Trueman

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After three years of wanting only to be invisible, sixteen-year-old Jordan begins to recover from his father's suicide and start living again when a neighbor's vintage Corvette Stingray opens up new possibilities for him.
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