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After a Suicide - Practical information for people bereaved by suicide

This booklet gives practical information that can be needed after a suicide. The contents include caring for yourself, answering difficult questions, details on who may be involved or need to be involved and information for getting ongoing help and support.

Download After a Suicide information booklet.pdf 

Visit After a Suicide website for practical information for families, whānau and friends. 

Explaining suicide to children & young people

Breaking any kind of bad news to children and teens is difficult, but something as painful as suicide makes it even harder.

Download Explaining suicide to children & young people information sheet 

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Breaking the silence : New Zealanders talk about suicide  

Author: Moir, Lorraine.   Imprint: Nelson, N.Z.: Craig Potton Pub., c2001.  

Classification: HV 6543 M7136 2001  


Death without warning : Information and support after an unexpected death  

Author: Ewart, Lynne.  Skylight (Organization)  2nd ed.   Imprint: Wellington South, N.Z.: Skylight, 2008.  

Classification: HQ 1073.5 E845 2008  


Dialectical behavior therapy with suicidal adolescents  

Author: Miller, Alec L.   Imprint: New York: Guilford Press, c2007.  

Classification: WS 463 M6468d 2007  


Last words : approaches to death in New Zealand's cultures and faiths.  

Author: Schwass, Margot.   Company: Funeral Directors' Association of New Zealand.    Imprint: Wellington, N.Z.: Bridget Williams Books with the Funeral Directors Association of N.Z., 2005.  

Classification: BF 789 L349 2005  


Suicide survivor's handbook : a guide to the bereaved and those who wish to help them  

Author: Carlson, Trudy   Imprint: Duluth, Minn.: Benline Press, 1995  

Classification: HV 6543 C37 1995  


Additional books dealing with grief

Coping with grief

Author: McKissock, Mal.  

Edition: 3rd ed.  

Imprint: Sydney: ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1995.  

Classification: BF 575.G7 M158 1995  


Good grief : a constructive approach to the problem of loss  

Author: Westberg, Granger E  

Imprint: Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1982  

Classification: WM 55 Wes 1982  


Love and loss : the roots of grief and its complications  

Author: Parkes, Colin Murray.  

Imprint: Hove, East Sussex :  New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis, 2006.  

Classification: WM 460.5.O2 P2451 2006  


Grief counselling and grief therapy : a handbook for the mental health practitioner  

Author: Worden, J. William (James William)  

Edition: 3rd ed.  

Imprint: Hove, East Sussex: Routledge, 2003.  

Classification: WM 55 W9249 2003  

Reprinted 2005 and 2006.


Grief and loss across the lifespan : a biopsychosocial perspective.  

Author: Walter, Carolyn Ambler.  

Imprint: New York: Springer, c2009.  

Classification: BF 575.G7 W231 2009  


On children and death  

Author: Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth  

Imprint: New York: Macmillan, 1983  

Classification: WS 200 K935 1983  


Recovery from loss : a personalized guide to the grieving process  

Author: Tagliaferre, Lewis  

Imprint: Deerfield Beach, Fla.: Health Communications, 1990  

Classification: WB 310 T34 1990  


Supporting bereaved and dying children and their parents   

Author: Herbert, Martin  

Imprint: Camberwell, Vic.: Australian Council for Educational Research, 1997  

Classification: WS 350.6 P37 1997 no. 10