Thursday, April 9, 2009

Short Book Review of Voices of Strength: Sons and Daughters of Suicide Speak Out

The book entitled
Voices of Strength: Sons and Daughters of Suicide Speak Out
by Judy Zionts Fox, RN, LSW, and Mia Roldan, with a foreword by Senator Harry Reid, is a critical work for anyone working in psychiatry, in special or public libraries, or touched by suicide.

Zionts and Roldan, daughters of mothers that committed suicide, conducted research to create a book reviewing the haunting, long term effects of parental suicide, the stages in the grief process and the process of forgiveness and hope. The book includes their personal experiences as well as an incredible view of the effects of suicide as seen through other survivors included in their retrospective survey. This book is relevant to anyone touched by the suicide of a family member or friend.

Additional information on this book, including awards it has received, and other books of interest are detailed on my web site at

If you are interested in this subject on any level, I recommend that you obtain a copy of this book. This book should be in the collection of every public, medical, and special library including the subject of suicide.

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