Iris Bolton

About the Author

Iris Bolton is an international lecturer and consultant who offers hope to people bereaved by death, loss and suicide. She is Director Emeritus of The Link Counseling Center, Atlanta, Georgia, where she served as full-time Director for 36 years.

Her first book, MY SON ... MY SON ... A Guide to Healing After Death, Loss or Suicide, was written after her 20-year-old son, Mitch, took his own life in 1977. Her co-author was her father, Curtis Mitchell. It is now in its 23rd edition.

Iris Bolton’s new book, VOICES of HEALING and HOPE: Conversations on Grief after Suicide, addresses phases of grief after suicide. With helpful stories and tools, each chapter helps define different aspects of the grieving process. A reader struggling with a particular issue can go directly to a related chapter for immediate guidance. Important issues include: Why, Guilt, Shame/Stigma, Anger, Emotional/Physical Pain, Fear, Depression and Faith. Chapters deal with these aspects and many more.

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VOICES of HEALING and HOPE: Conversations on Grief after Suicide

"My intention in writing this book is to assist people touched by suicide loss." says Iris Bolton. "I share my own journey following the suicide of our twenty-year-old son Mitch many years ago, as well as my bereavement process as a parent, counselor, and lecturer."

According to an informal survey of family members impacted by suicide, eight issues were identified to be among the most difficult. They are: Why, Guilt, Shame, Anger, Pain, Fear, Depression, and Faith. Chapters in the book and on the DVD deal with thes areas and many others.

More than 25 suicide loss survivors share their poignant stories of trauma, healing, and hope related to one of the above eight issues. Their courage and resilience are deeply touching.

Iris Bolton's New Book & DVD are now available!

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MY SON... MY SON...  A Guide To Healing After Death, Loss, or Suicide
Updated Version as of July 2017 available NOW!
By Iris Bolton with Curtis Mitchell

This book was inspired by the suicide of Curtis Mitchell Bolton, 20-year-old son of the author, Iris Mitchell Bolton.

Mrs. Bolton describes in detail the journey she made from the devastation of losing her son Mitch by suicide to the step by step healing that took place in her life.

The book is hopeful and helpful to those who have suffered any loss from death, divorce, or separation. It gives promise of recovery and healing and learning to live with the terrible event.

Written in 1983, MY SON...MY SON... is now in its 23rd printing. In July of 2017 it was updated to include a new bibliography and resource list. This book ships to countries all over the world, from Australia and New Zealand to England and South Africa. It is being used as a teaching guide for students in colleges from California to Maine. Ministers, priests and rabbis have found the book helpful as they minister to those who have suffered any loss.

Originally available only in paperback, the entire book was studio recorded by Iris Bolton in 1995. The audio edition on four cassettes provides an even greater opportunity for those dealing with grief to hear in Iris's own voice the inspiring message of hope, help and health. The book is available in the four cassette audio edition, hardback edition and the paperback edition.

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