Ronnie Susan Walker MS, LCPC, Founder: Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors
Living Through Suicide Loss is a valuable addition to suicide grief literature. Morgan's account of the challenges she faced, following her husband's death, will resonate deeply with all suicide loss survivors. The special challenges she documented as someone with Asperger's syndrome, will sensitize and empower all involved in such tragedies.
Rudy Simone, author of the A-Z of ASDs: Aunt Aspie’s Guide to Life
Anyone on the spectrum who has experienced a suicide in their family, a crisis which involved the police or other authorities, medical emergencies and the like, can relate to this book. Similarly this is a book the emergency service providers should read too because those in the helping professions aren't actually helping us, when they use their usual methods. But, this is not a clinical how-to. This is a detailed, emotional and vivid account, almost a play-by-play, of the events which transpired from the moment of that fateful phone call. Behind the events, the physical movements, are the thoughts and reactions that only another person on the autism spectrum can truly understand, but everyone should try. A heart-wrenching, honest account of the kind of experience that no one should have to go through, but, unfortunately many of us do.
Jeanette Purks, autism self-advocate and author of The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum
The excellent and much-needed book deals with the specific issues - emotional and practical - faced by people on the autism spectrum when a loved one completes suicide. Written from a personal, lived experience perspective, this sensitive and valuable book validates the experience of readers and helps them to manage what is essentially unmanageable.
Dr Michelle S. Garnett (BPsych(Hons), MPsych(Clin), PhD (Psych) MAPS MCCP), Clinic Director and Clinical Psychologist, Minds & Hearts Clinic, Brisbane, Australia
Lisa compassionately, courageously and incisively offers the reader the wisdom and learnings she earned through experiencing the tragic loss of her husband to suicide. I can highly recommend this book to anyone on the autism spectrum bereaved by suicide and to their support network. The reader will discover distilled wisdom and strategies for each part of their own journey.