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By: Joan Bramsch

Book Review: "Someone I Love Died By Suicide"
written by Doreen T. Cammarata, MS

"Someone I Love Died by Suicide: A story for child survivors and those who care for them".

This book is one of only a few books available today that is specifically designed to be read to children survivors.

Book Review By Joan Bramsch
My dear Doreen,

I've completed your book. Outstanding! You're fulfilling such a need among children who lose someone they love by suicide. You provide so much help for youngsters and teens. Actually, you have also helped me.

When I read your suggestion about making a memory box I knew exactly what I would do: I happen to collect handmade wooden boxes that once held stationery, candy, cigars, or was simply a treasure box. Now I am going to choose among my favorites and make one a Memory Box for my beloved Bill. I thank you for this healing suggestion.

Your book gives mourners permission to grieve. You help them to find their way through the difficult work of grieving, after loving deeply. And you are careful to point out that there is no "one right way." Bravo! But you do show the reader what s/he can expect, that it's okay to cry and feel sad, that it's okay to be angry and punch a pillow or throw stones where they won't do any harm.

Last, you help your reader to understand there is no time limit on grieving, but that it is also okay and, actually, wonder-filled to celebrate the memories about her/his loved one by being happy and having fun.

I am so glad you've written this important story. Surely, you are doing Angel Work! Thank you, in the name of children everywhere, who need your help.


Joan Bramsch

JOAN BRAMSCH is a family person, educator, writer and E-publisher. Her articles appear internationally in print and online. Six of her best-selling adult novels - near one million copies - have worldwide distribution. Her
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