Left Behind: Surviving Suicide Loss


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Author: Nandini Murali

9789389152586 | PB | pp. 200 | 2021 | Westland

In Left behind the author give an account of her husband’s loss to suicide and inspires other survivors of suicide loss.

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9789389152586 | Paperback | 200 | 2021 | Westland

In Left behind the author give an account of her husband's loss to suicide and inspires other survivors of suicide loss.

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In April 2017, Nandini Murali lost her urologist husband Dr T.R. Murali to suicide. In the wake of that devastation, her life changed forever. As she struggled to find her feet and begin to live again, the author discovered that survivors of suicide loss are unheard and unseen, their needs and concerns not recognised.

She writes of the angst of the survivor, and of the overwhelming feelings of confusion, anger, shame, loneliness and guilt that survivors of suicide loss face. Her lived experience has inspired Nandini Murali to institute intervention strategies, through her initiative SPEAK, for those grappling with suicide and for survivors of suicide loss. She distils her experience, personal and professional, and her research to write this necessary account.

This profoundly moving book is an important contribution towards addressing the shame, secrecy, silence and stigma of suicide loss, and a step towards bringing it out of the closet. A chronicle of love and loss, Left Behind is an inspirational story of transmuting pain into purpose, healing and transforming through loss, building resilience and discovering newer meanings in life.


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About the Author

The author is a certified life coach (with a focus on loss and transition) and a suicide prevention and mental health activist. Her lived experience of suicide loss inspired her to establish SPEAK (www.speakinitiative.org)—an initiative of MS Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation, Madurai, to create safe, supportive spaces to prevent suicide and promote mental health; and SPEAK2us (93754 93754), a mental health helpline. Nandini has a doctorate in Gender Studies. She is a gender and diversity researcher and practitioner, and a communications professional. She also writes on Hindu dharma issues in a contemporary context and is a student of Vedanta. This is her fourth book. Her collection of poetry on love, loss and longing can be found at www.wildflower poetry.com. Passionate about wildlife photogaphv, she loves to wander in the forests with her camera. She can be contacted at [email protected].


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