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    Son, Are You Standing Or Hanging? ePUB ↠ You doubt that led her on a journey of research to try and answer the questions Why and What are the life saving signs that I missed The journey has brought her to a place where, through sharing what she has experienced and what she now knows, she feels she can perhaps make her son s death a sacrifice to save others from the monster Research indicates that the prevalence of suicide is on the rise, especially amongst teenagers Fikile not only shares her experience with the reader in a starkly courageous and honest light, but also generously gives of the knowledge that she has gained from her bitter experience."/>
  • Paperback
  • 62 pages
  • Son, Are You Standing Or Hanging?
  • Fikile Magubane
  • 22 January 2019
  • 9780796029072

10 thoughts on “Son, Are You Standing Or Hanging?

  1. Meaghan Meaghan says:

    I picked this up mainly because the title intrigued me Very short at a mere 60 odd pages, it tells the story of the author s son s suicide, her grief, and what she has learned about depression in teenagers and suicide prevention It s intended for a South African audience, but suicide is a worldwide phenomenon.Fikile Magubane got a phone call one night from a friend whose mentally ill son had gotten out of control and was threatening to kill his mother and himself She rushed out to help her friend and they were able to get the police to come and take the young man to the hospital She returned home in the wee hours of the morning to find her own fifteen year old son Nkanyezi, dressed in his Sunday best, hanging in their bathroom.Nkanyezi had been a good student who caused no problems for his mother, exhibited no signs of mental illness and seemed untroubled prior to his death The only thing Fikile could figure was that, when his father died four months before after a long illness, Nkanyezi had felt like he had to keep a stiff upper lip and support his mother, and so he bottled up his own grief and pain and anger until one day it all imploded.She talks about her grieving following her son s death and her struggle to regain her equilibrium ironically, it was the September 11 terrorist attacks in the US that made her realize life was worth living , and includes a final section on how to recognize warning signs in people, and what to do if you or someone you know is contemplating suicide.As for the final section, it was largely just stuff I d read before, which didn t surprise me, since I already knew a lot on the subject But one fact was new I had had no idea that left handed people have a much higher rate of suicide.This is a touching pamphlet and I think it was worth reading.


  2. Poppy Poppy says:

    I am in love with this book,it is a good book yet a very sad story,thank you Fikile Magubane


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