Charlotte, 21, shares story of dad’s suicide to help others and ‘destroy the stigma attached to mental health’

Charlotte Underwood with her dad.

Charlotte Underwood with her dad. - Credit: Archant

A woman who grew up in Wisbech has written a book about her father’s suicide to “destroy the stigma attached to mental health”

Charlotte Underwood with her e-book.

Charlotte Underwood with her e-book. - Credit: Archant

Charlotte Underwood, who now lives in King’s Lynn, has published ‘After Suicide’ to help support other people in a similar situation.

“A few years ago I lost my dad to suicide,” said the 21-year-old. “Since my dad’s death I have tried to find ways to destroy the stigma attached to mental health and also to get support for those in need.

“I am a creative spirit so I decided to combine that with my experiences, so I sat down and created a free e-book.”

The e-book can be downloaded for free from Smash Words, who describe ‘After Suicide’ as “Charlotte’s personal account of her fathers suicide, including before and after the event. “This books main purpose is to be a support aid for people in a similar situation or people wanting to understand more about suicide and how it affects the survivor.

“It is not however meant to be a replacement for your doctor’s recommendations. This book is help from someone that understands.

“In this book, Charlotte will take you through the her version of her fathers suicide: she talks about the time he got ill, the time he went missing and the time his body was found, through to his funeral.

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“Charlotte then goes on to talk about her own recovery and battle with grief, she explains how she coped with the utmost honestly, the things that helped her and the things she wishes she never did.

“Charlotte also talks about ideas in which she thinks would benefit a person grieving a suicide such as things that she would have done if she could re do it all.

“This is Charlotte’s first ever published book, a book that may not be of literary perfection but comes straight from the heart.”

To download ‘After Suicide’ for free visit