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Free e-book for Suicide Prevention and Awareness

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Letting Go has been revised and updated as of 9/17/2014. If you downloaded it before, you may want to update your current version for free. The print version has also been updated.

When Dan put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger, he thought it would all be over, but he soon learns that in death, just like in life, you don’t always get what you want.

As he watches the consequences of his suicide he meets Tar, a benevolent spirit who tries to help him let go of his life on Earth and move on to ‘real Heaven’. A dark, tormented spirit is drawn to Dan’s fiancée, Anne, as she struggles with her grief and guilt, becoming her constant companion.

Dan hopes that with Tar’s help, he can find a way to save Anne and her three-year-old daughter from the shadowy spirit. However, things aren’t always what they seem with spirits, and Dan begins to wonder who it truly haunts.

     “Carrie Lange writes with the soul of a poet telling a beautiful and haunting story of love, loss, and the redemption of life.” – M.S.

     “Be prepared to ask your own questions about what life and love really mean.” – S.S.

     “Couldn’t put this book down.” – M.K.

     “Differently wonderful!” – A.K.

 

A print copy of Letting Go can be purchased at createspace. The link is at the bottom. All proceeds from the sale of the print copy are still being donated to The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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Letting Go can be downloaded for free at the following websites. All you have to do is click on the icon, or copy & paste the link below the icon:

 

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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Letting-Go-Carrie-Lange-ebook/dp/B00C9KX2JU/ref=zg_bs_156448011_f_5

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Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/letting-go-carrie-lange/1115206475?ean=2940046128512

iBooksButton[1]iTunes Bookstore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/letting-go/id913020392?mt=11

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Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/book/237811822/Letting-Go

Letting Go is also available to purchase in print. All proceeds from sales of the print copy are donated to The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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createspace: https://www.createspace.com/4147610

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In Memory of Daniel Rieske

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Dan – the trauma of losing you has passed. But the grief of missing you, and my love for you, is just as strong as ever.

It’s been 13 years today since I lost my fiance, Dan Rieske, to Clinical Depression. He had a potentially fatal disease, yet he refused to seek medical treatment because our society told him it wasn’t a physical illness but a weakness of character. He was ashamed by his illness because the world around him told him he should be ashamed.

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My daughter also has a mental illness, and the same society that drove Dan to suicide also tells her the same thing. “It’s all in your head” “You’re such a weirdo” “You just want attention” “You need to get off all that medication and find out what the real problem is” “Everyone gets depressed, you just need to learn better coping skills”

Hey society, we know what the problem is – a chemical imbalance in the brain. Dan and my daughter and everyone else with a mental illness have no more reason to be ashamed than a person with Alzheimer’s, or brain cancer, or Parkinson’s disease, or any other physical disability in their brain.

Our society is the one who should be ashamed. Every person who has ever questioned my parenting skills, or my daughter’s character, or pushed me for the “real” reason Dan committed suicide – should be ashamed.

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End the stigma of mental illness.

National Grief Awareness Day 2013

Visit the official website at: National Grief Awareness Day

To learn more about grief, please read my past posts:

How to Help a Grieving Person

My Re-dedication to Grief Support

Grief is Not a Disease

Grief: Understanding and Surviving it

Grief Support Group Locater

My Grief: Dedicated to Daniel Rieske

If you know of any other wonderful resources on grief, please feel free to comment. My heart goes out to all those who are grieving.

A Death So Violent

This is who you leave behind when you commit suicide. My heart goes out to all those who are grieving tonight. Hang in there, the pain WILL ease in time.

Emerging From Desolation

You who could not stand to hurt the smallest of creatures, how could you end your life so violently?  You who knew that I could not stand to see an injured animal, how could you leave me to find my heart and soul in a pool of blood?  Oh my God!  Please just don’t let this be real, or please let me escape the images and the pain.

Yet I know in my heart that in your darkest hour that morning, you did not wish to hurt me.  I just have to believe this.  Today I don’t see any way to keep living, but I must because of our son.  How I would love to sleep forever and let the pain go.

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Sales Tracker April – July 2013

** Update 8/2014 – Proceeds have been donated, and I am in the process of making the e-book free, and the paper back as cheap as I’m allowed. See my donation post here: Donation of my Proceeds to The Lifeline **

As most of you probably know, I’m donating all the proceeds of the sale of my book to The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. My original goal was to make a donation once I made $100 of sales. I haven’t gotten there yet, but felt I should let anyone who is interested know of my progress. I may never get to that point, lol.  😉

Just so you know how I’m paid, there are two different formats available, a regular print book and a Kindle book.  The paper back sells for $9.89 on Amazon, and for each sale, I get $2.29.  The Kindle sells for $2.99, and for each sale I get around $2.04. There are some slight differences based on what country it’s sold in and whether it’s borrowed from the Kindle Lender’s library or purchased.

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How to Help a Grieving Person

Grief is the normal reaction and response to loss. The loss can be due to a death, divorce, loss of a job, loss of custody of a child, or anything involving the separation of the individual from someone or something important to them. Often, when we think of grief, we only think of death, but the loss of a relationship can feel exactly like death to many people.

It can be quite scary and alarming to watch someone in the deepest throes of profound grief. Often, people will become almost paralyzed with uncertainty about how to help, or what is normal. Sometimes, normal grief can become “complicated grief” in which grief becomes debilitating and does not improve over time. In complicated grief, painful emotions are so long lasting and severe that a person cannot accept the loss and resume their life.

On the flip side, many times a grieving person will hide away the true extent of their suffering. The people around them may not know how much pain they are in, and how much support they really need.

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