The Book

Unfinished Conversation is not only a story of profound grief, but also a guided journey to healing. The compelling story of Robert’s journey from anger and sorrow, disappointment and regret, to the possibility of acceptance and forgiveness, follows a common trajectory of grieving after the suicide and tragic loss of a loved one. After each brief chapter of the story, revealing a particular stage or action in the aftermath, readers are invited through a series of related questions, to reflect on their own experiences and memories in order to facilitate a transformative healing process. The tools and techniques in Unfinished Conversation will help you to release past trauma, affirm emotions, transform your pain, and honor your relationship with your lost loved one, to find greater perspective, meaning, and well-being in your life.

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Be the Healing

This is Written for the Living
A Note from Robert
I am writing this for the living, for those of us who have had to cope with the suicide of a loved one or close friend. In my case it was the suicide of my dearest and best friend, Larry Harpel, who took his own life on the night of October 15, 2005…
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You are Not Alone
When you lose a loved one to suicide, there is a natural need to share your experience with others who truly understand. Having your grief and loss met with compassion and held in the safety and comfort of those you trust is an important part of resolution and healing. Please know that you are not alone…

Resources for Suicide Loss

In the News


If you are in crisis, please call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline,
or for emergency call 911.

Veterans Crisis Line: 988, or Text 838255
Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis: 1-888-628-9454
Lifeline Options For Deaf + Hard of Hearing: For TTY Users, use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988.

If you are in crisis or thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. The Lifeline is available for everyone, is free, and confidential. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

No matter what problems you’re dealing with, whether or not you’re thinking about suicide or recovering from suicide loss, if you need someone to lean on for emotional support, call the Lifeline. People call to talk about lots of things: substance abuse, economic worries, relationships, sexual identity, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and loneliness, to name a few.