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She is with Angels: My Mothers Suicide, a Childs Journey August Swanenberg

She is with Angels: My Mothers Suicide, a Childs Journey

August Swanenberg

Published March 1st 2001
ISBN : 9780940121607
Paperback
192 pages
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She Is With Angels recounts the journey from a childs encounter with mental illness and suicide to the adults quest for understanding the mysteries from thirty years ago. Augusts childhood is changed forever when his mother becomes clinicallyMoreShe Is With Angels recounts the journey from a childs encounter with mental illness and suicide to the adults quest for understanding the mysteries from thirty years ago.  Augusts childhood is changed forever when his mother becomes clinically depressed.  After five years of struggle, his mother ends her life.  August, his brother, and his father face their own and other peoples taboos about mental illness and suicide.  After his father dies, many years later,August discovers carefully hidden notes that help him to understand what happened to his mother.  She Is With Angels is written for survivors of suicide and for those who have experienced mental illness, either first hand or through family members or friends.  Each year in the U.S., 32,000 people die from suicide, more than from murder.  Suicide is the leading cause of death among adolescents.  A suicide occurs every 15 minutes in the U.S., and it is estimated that an attempt is made about once a minute. Over 40 million Americans will suffer an episode of depression during their lifetimes.  One in four families will directly feel the impact of mental illness.