Written by a mother who lost a son, FROM DESPAIR TO HOPE offers help, hope and guidance to those facing the crippling emotions that come with the loss of a child of any age. The author combines suggestions gained from personal experience as well as advice from other parents and experts in their fields. This helpful information is presented in an easy to follow self-help format. The book includes how to handle challenging issues such as marriage, younger children, and special days. The difficult circumstance of suicide is discussed, including how to help siblings after the tragedy. Twenty-six short, concise chapters offer help to parents as they traverse the early period of crippling grief.