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After a Suicide: Young People Speak Up

by Susan Kuklin

Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1994
121 pages
ISBN: 0-399-22605-2

Ages 11 - 18

These interviews with suicide survivors include people who are family members, friends and schoolmates of someone who committed suicide as a teenager as well as individuals who attempted suicide but survived. Kuklin chose not to include statistics or try to explain suicide or those who attempt it. Her stated reasons are "to help other survivors; to encourage people who are feeling suicidal to talk about it with a professional or a trusted adult; and to help people understand that suicide is never a way to solve problems." Kuklin's black-and-white photos of her interviewees and their families bring human faces to the moving accounts, reminding readers that this dimension of experience is real. CCBC categories: Understanding Oneself And Others.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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