Our Encounters with Suicide

Editor : Alec Grant, Editor : Judith Haire, Editor : Francis Biley

Our Encounters with Suicide

Book Details

  • Publisher : PCCS Books
  • Published : 2013
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 258
  • Category :
    Grief and Bereavement
  • Catalogue No : 37801
  • ISBN 13 : 9781906254629
  • ISBN 10 : 1906254621
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The Our Encounters with ... series collect together unnmediated, unsanitised narratives by service-users, past service-users and carers. These stories of direct experience will be of great benefit to those interested in narrative enquiry, and to those studying and practising in the field of mental health.

This collection bring together a range of voices on the theme of suicide - those who have been suicidal, along side the friends, family and staff who have lived and worked with them. Too often the rhetoric of 'suicidology' is occupied only by those who have never had personal experience of suicidality. The first-person voice is strangely absent. These frank accounts go some way to correcting the balance. It is hoped that these narratives will be helpful for people who may have had similar encounters, or are harbouring future suicidal intentions, and for those who care for them personally or professionally; that readers can use the stories in the book to make better sense of their own experiences and decisions. Ultimately it is hoped that the book will facilitate a more empathic understanding of the experiences of others generally, and of people who were close to and have been lost to suicide.

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