Sep 5, 2014

Hope After Suicide

Book Details
Author: Wendy Parmley
Release Date: August 2014
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
Genre: Biography

Words cannot adequately describe the beauty and sacredness of this book and the events that unfold.

Wendy was only 12-years-old when her mother took her own life.

Wendy's only defense from the "heartache, despair, and loneliness" was to build a wall around the hole left in her heart when her mother shot a hole in her own heart.

But that wall never allowed healing to take place...

Openly and with tender details Wendy shares her life...

The life of her father and her siblings...

Her years of pretending she was okay...

Her therapy assignments...

Her protection of her badly wounded heart...

And how she found the love and forgiveness she has always been seeking.

Your heart will be touched as you read of this very brave woman and her willingness to share her story so that others might understand better their own struggles of loss and despair.

A book DEFINITELY worth reading!

  • Forgive yourself and others
  • Open your heart
  • Seek help when you need it
  • Draw closer to the divine

About the Author
Photo Courtesy of Alyse Neibaur at Diamond Eye
Prior to a disabling bicycle accident in 2011, Wendy spent nearly two years searching for answers related to her mother’s suicide death when Wendy was just twelve years old and the oldest of five children. She poured through her old journals, read her dad’s and grandmother’s memoirs, listened to funeral and family home evening tapes, and interviewed countless friends and family members including her former bishop, his wife, and the former police chief in order to discover truth.

Following her bicycle accident, Wendy’s injuries prohibited her return to work as a nurse manager at a local hospital. She left behind her 20 year nursing career and began organizing and writing from the information she had previously gathered.

Wendy has long advocated for suicide prevention and has participated on various professional and community based groups dedicated to that end. She also recognizes the need to unashamedly support those who must continue to live in the painful aftermath of a loved one’s suicide and passionately lends her voice to that cause.

Wendy earned her nursing degree from UVU in 1991 and her MBA from Brigham Young University in 2007. She has three sons and daughters-in-law, one daughter, and two beautiful grandchildren. She and her husband Mark live in Orem, Utah.

(A review copy was provided, however, all reviews are of my own opinion :)


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