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IRIS MITCHELL BOLTON is Director Emeritus of the Link Counseling Center, a non profit counseling center in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Columbia University in New York, attended Georgia State University Atlanta in Community Counseling and holds a master's degree from Emory University Atlanta. She has received training in the United States and abroad. She is co-founder of the North Atlanta Chapter of Compassionate Friends, a national, self-help organization for bereaved parents. She is a nationally known grief counselor, lecturer and crisis intervention consultant.

She is founder of Survivors of Suicide, an Atlanta support group which assists the bereaved. She has been a member of the board of directors of the American Association of Suicidology, a member of the Mental Health Association of Georgia, the Rotary Club and the Georgia Governor's Child and Adolescent Services Subcommittee on Mental Health and Mental Retardation. She has served on the Southeastern Board of Directors of the American Suicide Foundation.

She is married, the mother of four sons, and the grandmother of three granddaughters and five grandsons.

Her son Mitch died when he took his own life in 1977. He was 20 years old.

Mrs. Bolton has spoken to conferences and meetings held all over the United States, Canada, Greece and Australia. She has appeared on many national radio and television programs, including Good Morning America, CBS Morning Show and numerous talk programs. Locally she appeared weekly on the WSB-Television noon news. She has lectured at Harvard University and Rutgers University.

She continues to hold workshops and seminars throughout the United States and Canada.

MY SON...MY SON... A Guide to Healing After Death, Loss or Suicide is her first book with Curtis Mitchell, her father.

CHARLES CURTIS MITCHELL (1903-1998) has written numerous articles for national magazines and is the author of more than a dozen books. He was a full colonel in the Army at the Pentagon and directed public relations at the New York offices of Paramount Pictures. He is the grandfather of Curtis Mitchell Bolton (1956-1977), whose suicide inspired this book.

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