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Title:
Bruised & wounded : struggling to understand suicide
Author:
Rolheiser, Ronald, author.
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Publication Information:
Brewster, Massachusetts : Paraclete Press, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
77 pages ; 18 cm
Summary:
"When someone is stricken with cancer, one of three things can happen: Doctors treat the disease and cure it; professionals can't cure the disease but can control it so that the person suffering can live with the disease for the rest of his or her life; or the cancer can be of a kind that cannot be treated and all the medicine and treatments in the world are powerless - the person dies. Emotional depression leading to suicide can work the same way. Sometimes a person can be treated so that, in effect, they are cured; sometimes they can't ever really be cured, but can be treated in a way that they can live with the disease for their whole life; and sometimes, just as with certain kinds of cancer, the disease is untreatable, unstoppable, and no intervention by anyone or anything can halt its advance--it eventually kills the person and there is nothing anyone can do. Thus, Ronald Rolheiser begins this small, powerful book. With chapters also on 'Removing the Taboo, ' 'Despair as Weakness Rather than Sin, ' 'Reclaiming the Memory of Our Loved One, ' and 'The Pain of the Ones Left Behind, ' Fr. Rolheiser offers hope and a new way of understanding death by suicide."--Amazon.com.
Language:
English
Contents:
Bruised and wounded -- Removing the taboo -- Despair as weakness rather than sin -- Reclaiming the memory of our loved one -- The pain of the ones left behind -- Dying into safe hands.
ISBN:
9781640600843
Format :
Book

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