Murder Survivors Handbook has been well received across the country and won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best in Self Help by Independent Book Publishers. A great deal of reading, interviewing, collecting stories and viewing took place to gather information for this book. My premise was that none of us knows it all.  While it would be impossible to capture everything for such a resource book, I was content to give enough variance and links, so each reader would feel less alone and have more information for their new and treacherous journey.

I plan to introduce one of these sources each month.  I will select them in no order but as they come to me.  Each resource is of equal importance as is each homicide.

The third resource in this series is Borrowed Narratives by Harold Smith which addresses the important lessons gained from listening and telling stories of loss. His examples  of celebrities and historical  figures suggest  “if they made it through, then I can too.”

Go check it out and let us hear from you too.

While there, scroll down and read the previous entries:

The Ride by Brian Macquarrie ( Boston Globe)

Parrallel Justice for Victims of Crime by Susan Herman

Connie Saindon, MFT, Founder