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Surviving, coping, and healing after the sudden death of a loved one by Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, PhD
Now there is a hand to hold… Each year about eight million Americans suffer the death of someone close to them. Now, for those who face the challenges of sudden death, there is a hand to hold, written by two women who have experienced sudden loss. This updated edition of the best-selling bereavement classic will touch, comfort, uplift and console. Authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D. explore sudden death and offer a comforting hand to hold for those who are grieving the sudden death of a loved one.
Featured on ABC World News, Fox and Friends and many other shows, this book acts as a touchstone of sanity through difficult times. I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye covers such difficult topics as the first few weeks, suicide, death of a child, children and grief, funerals and rituals, physical effects, homicide and depression. New material covers the unique circumstances of loss, men and women’s grieving styles, religion and faith, myths and misunderstandings, I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye reflects the shifting face of grief.
These pages have offered solace to over eighty thousand people, ranging from seniors to teenagers and from the newly bereaved to those who lost a loved one years ago. Individuals engulfed by the immediate aftermath will find a special chapter covering the first few weeks.
Tapping their personal histories and drawing on numerous interviews, authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D explore unexpected death and its role in the cycle of life. I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye provides survivors with a rock-steady anchor from which to weather the storm of pain and begin to rebuild their lives.
PRAISE FOR I WASN’T READY TO SAY GOODBYE
“I highly recommend this book, not only to the bereaved, but to friends and counselors as well.” Helen Fitzgerald, author of The Grieving Child, The Mourning Handbook, and The Grieving Teen
“This book, by women who have done their homework on grief… can hold a hand and comfort a soul through grief’s wilderness. Outstanding references of where to see other help.” George C. Kandle, Pastoral Psychologist
“Finally, you have found a friend who can not only explain what has just occurred, but can take you by the hand and lead you to a place of healing and personal growth. Whether you are dealing with the loss of a family member, a close personal associate or a friend, this guide can help you survive and cope, but even more importantly… heal.” The Rebecca Review
“For those dealing with the loss of a loved one, or for those who want to help someone who is, this is a highly recommended read.” Midwest Book Review
More Praise for I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye “As one who deals with unexpected death, I am so pleased to find a truly valuable reference for those souls who are blindsided by such misery. This book is thoughtful, thorough, and intensely meaningful. Up until now Rabbi Kushner’s reference When Bad Things Happen to Good People has been my mainstay in such circumstances; I will add this book to my recommended list.” E. Charles Douville, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Providence, Portland
“The authors have captured a means of discussing and exploring a very painful life passage in real life, down to earth language and experience. Many thanks to Pam and Brook for their generosity in sharing their discoveries to further our healing.” Charlotte A. Tomaino, PhD, Neuropsychologist