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Missing Christopher: A Mothers Story of Tragedy, Grief and Love Jayne Newling

Missing Christopher: A Mothers Story of Tragedy, Grief and Love

Jayne Newling

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ISBN : 9781760110444
Paperback
288 pages
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The story of a mothers journey through inconsolable grief after the death of her teenage son. Powerfully written, its an eloquent reminder that our hold on life is tenuous, and communication, love and togetherness are the key to surviving such aMoreThe story of a mothers journey through inconsolable grief after the death of her teenage son. Powerfully written, its an eloquent reminder that our hold on life is tenuous, and communication, love and togetherness are the key to surviving such a tragedy.Christopher was 17 and he had everything to live for. He was smart, charismatic, loving and deeply loved, and a champion rugby player. Yet behind the veneer of a popular and confident athlete he was struggling. Diagnosed a year earlier with depression and severe anxiety, he hid his fears from family and friends. Finally, Christopher chose to stop fighting.This is the story of Christophers shocking death and its tragic aftermath for the family. It is also the story of a mother and fathers love, and their determination not to lose another son to the temptation of taking his own life. Honest, raw, and deeply moving, Jaynes account brings to life the visceral experience of grief and the long, painful journey towards finding meaning in life again.This is compelling and inspirational reading for anyone affected by the death of a young person.