By the Cusp of the Moon is a wife’s raw memoir about the last three years of her marriage to a man battling depression and an all-consuming desire to take his life.

Rachel K. Roberts shares her experiences with nuance, compassion and understanding. She struggles with the exhaustion of caregiving, deals with the frustration of inadequate mental health resources (for patients and caregivers), and faces the stigmas ingrained in America’s bible belt. This is a book about love and loss. It is about creating human connections and drawing boundaries. It is about the journey to becoming whole after tragedy.

More than that, this book creates a sense that those who struggle with the idea of suicide or who have loved ones who do, aren’t alone. This book is a timely reminder about the preciousness of human life and will assist the general population and policy makers in better understanding the obstacles we have in front of us to prevent further loss of human life. Finally, and possibly most importantly, this book provides a window into the world of suicide for practitioners across the nation who find difficulty in treating this population.

By The Cusp of The Moon - Finding Hope & Healing beyond Suicide

by D.R. Fredi

When our daughter was in high school, six boys from her high school completed suicide. Our teenage son took a chance with a bottle of vodka and we almost lost him to a scary night of binge drinking, and our daughter finally got frustrated enough to do something. Her life changed, our lives changed.

We began a passable wristband project that went viral with now have over 50,000 wristbands across the world. That project grew into You Can NOT Be Replaced® and we have spoken to over 30,000 students and their parents in the last three years.

Crushed: When Parenting is Hard: A Journey to Strength and Hope

by Melissa Dayton

Author, Illustrator

When Rebecca Tervo awoke on January 29, 2012 it seemed like just another lazy Sunday morning. Her 17 year old son, Trevor, was already dead of suicide in an adjacent room. The shock of another teen suicide was felt throughout the community and the schools.

This book tells how Rebecca reacted to the event that changed everything for her and her family. It was uncharted territory for her, her husband, the community and the school.

Shattered: From Grief to Joy After My Son's Suicide

by Rebecca Tervo


After a suicide, loved ones painfully struggle to make sense of the tragedy. The Gift of Second comes alongside loss survivors and helps navigate the common pitfalls for those left behind. It offers hope and encouragement to guide survivors through this desperate time.

In The Gift of Second, you will: -Explore the ins and outs of grief and trauma -Release the guilt and shame survivors carry -Recognize how to take care of yourself -Gain practical tips for enduring the first year -Discover what helps other survivors -Determine when to seek professional help -Stop replaying the past and blaming yourself -START healing in a healthy way.

The Gift of Second: Healing from the Impact of Suicide

by Brandy Lidbeck


Jennifer Ashton, M.D., has witnessed firsthand the impact of a loved one’s suicide. When her ex-husband killed himself soon after their divorce, her world and that of her children was shattered. Though she held a very public position with one of the world’s largest media companies, she was hesitant to speak about the personal trauma that she and her family experienced following his death.

Dr. Ashton recognized the importance of talking about her experience and the power of giving voice to her grief. She shared her story with her Good Morning America family on air—an honest revelation that provided solace to others like her and her family, who have been left behind.

Life After Suicide: Finding Courage, Comfort & Community After Unthinkable Loss

by Jennifer Ashton M.D.


For much of his thirties, Jesse Bering thought he was going to kill himself. He was a successful psychologist and writer, but none of that mattered. The impulse to take his own life remained. At times it felt all but inescapable.

Bering survived. And in addition to relief, the fading of his suicidal thoughts brought curiosity. Where had they come from? Would they return? Is the suicidal impulse found in other animals?

In Suicidal, Bering answers all these questions and more, taking us through the science and psychology of suicide, revealing its cognitive secrets and the subtle tricks our minds play on us when we’re easy emotional prey.

Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves

Jesse Bering


The grief books that just "gets it".

Each year about eight million Americans suffer the unexpected death of a loved one. For those who face the challenges of sudden death, the classic guide I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye offers a comforting hand to hold, written by two authors who have experienced it firsthand.

Acting as a touchstone of sanity through difficult times, this book covers such difficult topics as:
The first few weeks
• Suicide
• Death of a Child
• Children and Grief
• Funerals and Rituals
• Physical effects
• Homicide
• Depression

I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One

by Brook Noel & Pamela Blair PhD


Survivors of suicide loss are left to live in a chronic state of shock, horror, and devastation. Broken and raw, they forge on, plagued with pain, disruptive thoughts, and unanswered questions. After losing her sister in 2015, R. Jade McAuliffe refused to stay quiet and in her willingness to stay connected, on the other side of her personal wreckage, she found new life.

McAuliffe shares her discoveries, including how acknowledging pain will help to heal it, why protecting energy is vital for maintaining health and sanity, why people don’t have to “get over” their loss in order to heal, and more. Wake Me from the Nightmare guides readers to a safe place where they can move through their own emotional wreckage - and save their own life.

Wake Me from the Nightmare: Hope, Healing, and Empowerment After Suicide Loss

by R. Jade McAuliffe; Forward by Peter Jackel