William Feigelman’s book, Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope With the Death of A Child to Suicide or Drugs, is available at Amazon.com.

The book was published in June 2012 by the Springer Publishing Company. With its 575 respondents, the study explores many important aspects of suicide and drug-related death losses: how stigma impedes survivor’s healing, early and late adaptations to loss, post-traumatic growth, how loss affects men and women differently, marital relationships after loss and how support groups often play a major role in helping many survivors to better cope with their losses. Those visiting the publisher’s website at springerpub.com and using the promotion code AF1205 will receive a 20% discount and free shipping of this important new book.

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William Feigelman, PhD, is Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Nassau Community College (Garden City, New York), where he has taught for more than 44 years and still teaches part-time. Author and co-author of seven books and more than 40 journal articles, he has written on a wide variety of social science subjects including child adoptions, youth alcohol and drug abuse, problem gambling, tobacco use and cessation, and intergroup relations. Since 2002, after his son Jesse's suicide, Dr. Feigelman has focused his professional writings on youth suicide and suicide bereavement. This work has appeared in Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, Death Studies, Omega: Journal of Death and Dying and Illness, Crisis and Loss. He is a member of the American Association of Suicidology and the Association for Death Education and Counseling, a frequent presenter at bereavement conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Japan, and a co-facilitator of a survivors' support group