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Standing on my brother's shoulders: making peace with grief and suicide

Standing on my brother's shoulders: making peace with grief and suicide

Lal, Tara J., author

Tara's childhood was scarred by the debilitating mental illness of her father and by her mother's death from cancer when she was thirteen. Caught up in grief and despair, Tara and her older brother Adam developed a deep, caring bond, but Adam struggled silently with growing anxiety and depression. Four years after their mother's death, he committed suicide, throwing himself from his study window at Oxford University. Grief and insecurity threatened to engulf Tara, but eventually she found, within her brother's diaries, her reason to live. The story moves from London to Sydney as Tara rebuilds her life, firstly as a physiotherapist and then a firefighter

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Watkins, 2015
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    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    9934948001 Health & Wellbeing 362.28 LAL Adult Non-Fiction Available


Statement of responsibility: Tara J. Lal
ISBN: 1780289022, 9781780289021
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: xii, 209 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm
Subject: Families Mental health.; Lal, Tara J. Psychology.; Families Psychological aspects.; Grief.; Mental health.; Health and Fitness.; Health and Wellbeing.; Suicide.; Lal, Tara J. Family.