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Spirituality and suicide

coldestnight_01“I only began to heal after the suicide of my young son, when I accepted that I would never really know the answer to my question – ‘Why?'”  So says Carole Anne Milton, whose book  The Coldest Night – A Family’s Experience of Suicide (Veritas) was launched in All Hallows College on Thursday 10th December 2009. The book is an adaptation of her M.A in Applied Christian Spirituality from the Milltown Institute in Dublin. Speaking at the launch, Michael O Sullivan SJ, her course Director, said that Carol Milton was ” A new and important public voice in Ireland speaking about the vexed issue of suicide and, in particular, about the positive role spirituality can have even in the area of prevention. This book  is aimed at parents, educators, pastoral workers and every young person who thinks that their life is not worth living or that they are not worth loving.”