Year: 2005 Source: Visions Journal, v.2, no.7, (Fall 2005), p.29-30 SIEC No: 20052171

In this article, a mother discusses her son’s death by suicide & her stepdaughter’s bereavement after a friend’s suicide. Included in this article are ways to engage youth in the healing process after losing someone close to them by suicide. One way is for professionals & other caring adults to go to the places young people gather, here they can reach out to the friends. Also, it is important that the young people say goodbye in their own way. Another way is for young people to have a place they can go to remember their friend on special anniversaries. (LC)