1. Parental griefs. 2. Loss (Psychology). 3. Suicide victims – Family relationships. 4. Teenagers – Suicidial behavior. 5. Mothers of suicide victims – Biography. Loss Adjustment is a mother's recount of her 17-year-old daughter's suicide. In the wake of Victoria McLeod 's passing, she left behind a remarkable journal in her laptop of the final four months of her life. Linda Collins, her mother, has woven these into her memoir, which is at once cohesive, yet fragmented, reflecting a survivor's state of mind after devastating loss. Loss Adjustment involves the endless whys, the journey of Linda Collins and her husband in honouring Victoria, and the impossible question of what drove their daughter to this irretrievable act.