After the Suicide of Someone you know (secondary age)
This newly updated and revised edition has been specifically written for NZ young people affected by the suicide of someone they know. Simply written, in a youth friendly style and featuring colour and photos, this helps teens to process and handle what’s happened. Ideal for schools, youth service providers and youth groups. It has also proved popular with young adults and adults. It is a skylight/SPINZ partnership publication and is now used widely around NZ after a suicide.
Luna’s red hat (primary age)
This book is designed to be read with children aged 6 years and over who have experienced the loss of a family member by suicide. Luna’s Red Hat addresses issues such as grief, sadness, anger, anxiety, guilt and depression, as Luna talks to her father on the anniversary of her mother’s death. At the end of the story, Luna’s father shows how the family can begin to focus on happier things, while still acknowledging the significance of the loved one who has died.
This is an easy to read book and is appropriately illustrated to convey the feelings discussed. Emotions that are commonly experienced after the death of a loved one by suicide are introduced, and prompts are provided for a parent/other adult to discuss these with the child affected by grief.