Written by Jack Jordan, Ph.D. and Bob Baugher, After Suicide: Coping with Grief is now in its second edition. With the publication of the second edition of this highly regarded text, the book increased in length to about three times its original size. After Suicide: Coping with Grief has become one of the most frequently recommended books when it comes to aiding people deal with bereavement following the death of a loved one by suicide.

Leading the Way in Suicide Postvention

After Suicide: Coping with Grief is considered to be one of the primary books that are leading the way when it comes to issues surrounding suicide postvention. Specifically, After Suicide: Coping with Grief is deemed to be one of the leading guidebooks designed to assist in healthy grieving after suicide.

Experts in the realm of issues surrounding suicide have been ardent in developing strategies for suicide prevention during the course of the past 20 years. With that said, only a minimal amount has been done in what commonly is called suicide postvention. Suicide postvention is establishing resources and preparing strategies for survivors of suicide loss.

The National Alliance for Suicide Prevention is now charged with the task of overseeing a comprehensive plan for suicide postvention. After Suicide: Coping with Grief, a guidebook on dealing with grieving after suicide and healthy bereavement, is considered to be a major element of suicide postvention resources in this day and age.

After Suicide: Coping with Grief has been one of the best selling books on the subject of dealing with suicide loss grief and bereavement in recent years. A good many grief therapists who work with people bereaving the loss of a loved one by suicide utilize this text as one of the resources they provide to their own clients.

Step by Step Guidebook to Grief and Bereavement Following a Loved One’s Suicide

After Suicide: Coping with Grief is a step by step guidebook to dealing with grief and bereavement following a loved one’s suicide. The book is designed to assist survivors of suicide loss at all stages of the bereavement process. This includes addressing the challenges that immediately follow the loss of a family member or friend by suicide. In addition, the guidebook offers strategies and tips to aid a person in moving forward in a healthy manner through the first year following the suicide of a loved one and beyond.

As a comprehensive guidebook, After Suicide: Coping with Grief addresses dealing with emotions associated with the post-suicide grief and bereavement process, including:

Family Resources After Suicide

More often than not, a person who commits suicide leaves an entire family behind. The authors of this book understood that reality when they created After Suicide: Coping with Grief.

After Suicide: Coping with Grief is designed to be a resource for an entire family coming to terms with the suicide of one of their members. Not only does the text provide insights and strategies for individuals grieving a suicide loss, After Suicide: Coping with Grief also has strategies that can be jointly utilized by a family struggling to get beyond this type of loss in a healthy manner. More than a few families have called this book their primary go-to resource in addressing the bereavement process after a loved on has taken his or her own life.

About the Primary Author

Jack Jordan is the primary author of After Suicide: Coping with Grief. He has been a professional clinician most of his professional life. Over the past 25 years, Jordan’s primary focus has been assisting clients as a grief counselor. He works with individuals and families alike when it comes to addressing issues related to the bereavement process.

After Suicide: Coping with Grief is one of a number of books Jordan has written on the subject of grief, including Grief After Suicide: Understanding the Consequences and Caring for the Survivors, Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope with the Death of a Child to Suicide or Drugs, and The Clinician’s Guide to Foundations and Applications.


Because of the comprehensive nature of After Suicide: Coping with Grief, if a family grieving the loss by suicide of one of their own obtains only one resource to assist in the grieving process, this should be the book. The book is clearly written, avoids complicated jargon, and never moralizes. It truly can fairly be called a must-read when it comes to addressing the needs of people from all walks of life that find themselves in the bereavement process, that are grieving after a suicide loss.