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Requarth, Margo

Requarth, Margo

PERSONAL:

Married; husband's name Mike; children: Adam, Brian. Education: Graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara; Sonoma State University, master's degree. Hobbies and other interests: Traveling, nature, exploring, gardening, cycling, hiking, spending time with friends and family.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Sebastopol, CA. Office—Sutter VNA & Hospice, 1110 N. Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401.

CAREER:

Sutter VNA & Hospice, Santa Rosa, CA, child/teen bereavement services director. Has worked as a licensed marriage and family therapist and served on the board of directors for the Northern California Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

WRITINGS:

After a Parent's Suicide: Helping Children Heal, Healing Hearts Press (Sebastopol, CA), 2006.

SIDELIGHTS:

Margo Requarth told CA: "I was a reflective child, more comfortable writing about my feelings and observations than talking with others. I was also a voracious reader and still am. My work was influenced by my own experience of losing my mother to suicide as a young child. As a therapist and bereavement counselor, I have encountered many young people who are also dealing with suicide loss. I discovered very little had been written to help them cope with this confusing and stigmatizing death. I felt I could offer support, information, and a compassionate way of looking at the aftermath of suicide. During my writing and research journey, I interviewed nearly two hundred children, teens, and adults who had been impacted by suicide, a process which moved and motivated me."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Library Journal, April 1, 2006, Dale Farris, review of After a Parent's Suicide: Helping Children Heal, p. 111.

ONLINE

Healing Hearts Press Web site,http://www.healingheartspress.com/ (April 22, 2007), author profile.

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