The authors break through the dangerous silence, complicated emotions, and brutal stigma to offer this healing guide for family members who have lost a loved one to suicide. Cobain's personal account of dealing with suicide, along with recollections from other suicide survivors provides insight into the confusion, fear, and guilt family members experience.
Beverly Cobain is a survivor of three family suicides, including that of her cousin Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of the band Nirvana, who killed himself in 1994. She is a registered nurse with certification in psychiatric/mental health nursing. Kurt's death led her to write the acclaimed book When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens. Jean Larch, S.W.T., is a crisis intervention specialist who works closely with suicidal individuals and family members who have survived the loss of a loved one due to suicide.