Session 5 - Preachers, Pals, and Platitudes
Saying Something Stupid versus Just Staying Quiet confronts the elephant in the room—that moment when the non-grieving cross paths with the grieving. A dopey saying, a trite attempt at compassion, or an inappropriate comment can trigger a relapse into tears, depression, isolation, rage, or all the above. This session gives specific advice on what to say and what not to say. Part 2 of The Unique Grief of Suicide concludes this session.
Session 5 Resources
The Holy Bible, new international version. (1984). Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House.
Kübler-Ross, Dr. Elisabeth. (1969). On death & dying: What the dying have to teach doctors, nurses, clergy & their own families. New York: Scribner, 172.
Carla Fine. (1999). No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving The Suicide Of A Loved One. Harmony Publishing.