Chapters


Chapter 1:      The Shock, The Disbelief, The Horror

Chapter 2:      Re-writing the Script

Chapter 3:     Trapped in an Agonising Storm of Emotions

Song for Kristian by Carsten Emil Bates, Kristian’s brother

Chapter 4:      Wearing a Mask

Chapter 5:      Resisting or Craving Physical Contact

Chapter 6:      Grieving in Your Own Way and Own Time 

Chapter 7:      Referring to Your Child as “The Body”

Chapter 8:      The Day of the Funeral and After

Chapter 9:      The Family’s Grief

Chapter 10:    Bizarre Thoughts, Actions and Secrets

Chapter 11:    Memory Triggers: Sights, Sounds, Smells, Possessions

Chapter 12:    The Inquest

Chapter 13:    Handling Insensitivity from Others

Chapter 14:    Firsts of Everything

Chapter 15:    The Domino Effect

Chapter 16:    Re-focusing Your Energies on the Living

Chapter 17:    Dispelling Suicide Myths

Chapter 18:    Professional Views

Chapter 19:    Life after Death

Chapter 20:    Coping Strategies

Chapter 21:    The Years Ahead

Chapter 22:    Inspirational Thoughts

Chapter 23:    Hope, Laughter and Music

Chapter 24:    Recommended Books and Resources

Chapter 25:    Kristian’s Story

Conclusion

Poem for Kristian by Lauren Erica, aged 9, Kristian’s sister

The White Dove Project




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