CONTENTS Foreword Rev. Charles T. Rubey Preface Acknowledgments Section I: Loss of a Mother Daughters A Joyful Spirit Treva Gordon Home and Beyond Stephanie Weber Center Piece Kimberley Garnhart Changes of Direction Marcia Angelos Sons Caretaking Doug Battema The Prodigal Son Diaries Todd Tobias Crossroads Tom Dalton Range of Vision Mark Stringer Intermezzo Grandchildren Suicide as a Family Destiny? Section II: Loss of a Father Daughters Old at Heart Heather Zuzick Growing toward the Light Wanda Ford-Petrevics A Saving Curse Suzanne Gardner I Will Not Die of Regret: A Letter to My Father Greacian Goeke Sons Of Fathers and Sons John F. The Process of Cultivating Paul J. Flying Lessons James A. Gessner Intermezzo Professional Life Life without a Parent Section III: Perspectives on a Common Loss Daughters Uncommon Grace Mary Stimming Endings and Beginnings Maureen Stimming Sons It's the Story of a Lovely Lady Christopher Stimming What Life Has to Offer Joseph Stimming Section IV: Research and Resources The Puzzle of Suicide in Late Life David C. Clark Research on Survivors of Suicide John L. McIntosh Selected Annotated Bibliography Directory of Suicide Survivor Support Groups Index
Honest first-person accounts by daughters and sons of the impact of parental suicide on them and their families
Mary Stimming, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Dominican University, gives lectures and workshops on suicide and religion. Maureen Stimming, Associate Director of Career Services at Chicago-Kent College of Law, sered as a therapist in a residential mental health treatment center before completing graduate studies in psychology. Prior to her work at Kent, she served as a counselor in the Chicago parochial school system.