FINDING SOLACE: Author Kaylene Donohue.
FINDING SOLACE: Author Kaylene Donohue.

Coast author finds solace in book after suicide heartache

FOLLOWING the death of her three children to suicide Kaylene Donohue was stuck on an endless merry-go-round of self-doubt.

The Sunshine Coast author was haunted by myriad questions and unimaginable heartache. In her mind she pored over every step of her children's life journeys. What could she have done differently? What part did she play?

Mrs Donohue found solace, she says, largely thanks to a local support group for families affected by suicide.

The simple opportunity to share her story and the realisation she was not alone in her grief helped her to get on with her life as best she could. That concept is the basis of her new book, the Continuing Ripples of Living Beyond Suicide.

"It can happen to anyone," she says of the suicide of a loved one.

"It doesn't just happen if you're suffering depression or on drugs.'

Her first book, the Healing Beach, was a collection of thoughts following the death of her sons Terry and Brad and daughter Tracey.

For support and information about suicide prevention, phone Lifeline on 13 11 14.



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