books about: suicide
No Greater Love
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
New World Library
No Greater Love is the essential wisdom of Mother Teresa - the most accessible and inspirational collection of her teachings ever published.
The Wind Blows Backward
Mary Downing Hahn
Lauren and Spencer share a love of poetry, and both have problems with their parents. But when Lauren realizes that she is falling in love with Spencer, she also begins to recognize his moody and self-destructive side.
The Girl Behind The Door: A Father's Journey Into The Mystery Of Attachment
I Heart Casey Books, 2014
A Marin County, California father embarks on a journey to understand what led his seventeen-year-old daughter, Casey, to take her life. He travels back to her abandonment at birth and adoption from a Polish orphanage at fourteen months, through her happy childhood and her turbulent adolescence, searching for answers. In most respects, Casey was a perfectly normal girl – beautiful, smart and popular, accepted at an elite college. But she also ...
For Every Dog an Angel
Many people feel a magical connection with one special cat or dog in their life. These two heartwarming books celebrate the timeless love between people and their "forever cats" and "forever dogs". Filled with colorful illustrations of cats and dogs lovingly cared for by their guardian angels, these charming little books will delight animal lovers young and old and bring comfort to anyone who has had to say goodbye to their best four-legged ...
Girl with the Crooked Smile - Stuck In A Moment ... and the Pearls of Wisdom that pulled her through it
Sterling Publishing Group, 2013
A story that reveals what it really takes to weather life's storms. Girl with the Crooked Smile is a riveting tale of survival sprinkled with true wit-a la Erma Bombeck meets potty-mouthed Joan Rivers-intertwined with self-discovery, love, tragedy and the unbreakable will to survive it all. Darah takes readers on an intense and moving journey that begins with her diagnosis of a brain tumor. At the time pregnant with the fourth of her five ...
Something Like Autumn (Seasons Book 3)
Love can appear unexpectedly: a chance meeting at a friend’s wedding, the arrival of a handsome new co-worker… or while being robbed at a convenience store. For some, love seems an impossible dream. Growing up gay in small-town Missouri, Jace Holden thought his chance would never come. When he meets Victor—a wild soul and fellow outsider—his chances of finding love go from bleak to a very uncertain maybe. Bracing his heart, Jace ...
Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the People's Temple
Told by a former high-level member of the Peoples Temple and Jonestown survivor, Seductive Poison is the "truly unforgettable" ( Kirkus Review ) story of how one woman was seduced by one of the most notorious cults in recent memory and how she found her way back to sanity. From Waco to Heaven's Gate, the past decade has seen its share of cult tragedies. But none has been quite so dramatic or compelling as the Jonestown massacre of 1978, in ...
In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother's Suicide
In 1963, Nancy Rappaport’s mother committed suicide after a bitter divorce and custody battle. Nancy was four years old. As one of eleven children in a prominent Boston family, Nancy struggled to come to terms with the reasons why her mother took her own life. After years spent interviewing family and friends, Rappaport uncovers the story of a conflicted and troubled activist, socialite, and community leader. Drawing on court depositions, her ...
LK Collins, 2014
#1 Bestseller in Erotic Suspense ***This book will leave you breathlessly saying, "What the fuck." You've been warned...enjoy.*** When you lose the one person who grounds your existence, your whole world changes. In life, it is said that everything happens for a reason. If that’s true, how can you explain death? Especially when it happens to someone so young, so beautiful, and so innocent? My name is Bain Adams, and I struggle with ...
Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son
Bobby Griffith was an all-American boy ...and he was gay. Faced with an irresolvable conflict-for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was "wrong"-Bobby chose to take his own life. Prayers for Bobby , nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion. But it is also the story of Bobby's mother, a fearful churchgoer who first prayed that her son would ...
Life with Ziggy: A Boy, A Dog, & A Life Saved
Barrow Publishing, 2014
Overwhelmed and overcome by the insidiousness of depression, a boy adopts an extremely malnourished and overly terrified Pit Bull - Basenji mix in order to help him make sense of his troubled life. The dog, which was set to be euthanized hours later, is rescued at the last minute with a small glimmer of hope that he will, in turn, rescue his new master in his last minutes. What transpires is a true tale of love and friendship. Humor and ...
Crazy Lake Publishing, 2014
Jennifer Hutton, a counselor for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Beckley, West Virginia, has been helping veterans who struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D.) for fifteen years. She loves her job and the veterans she serves but is frustrated by the red tape and ‘velvet handcuffs’ thrown her way by big government administration. Yet she soldiers on, providing treatment in a ‘veteran centered’ fashion, preferring ...
Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques, Third Edition
Vernon J. Geberth
Learn the techniques and procedures to catch killers in Practical Homicide Investigation, the trusted "bible" used by thousands of law enforcement professionals across the country and around the world. Now the new Third Edition includes even more information - more photographs, more illustrations, more checklists, more case studies, and more protocols - than ever before. 75% OF THE MATERIAL IS REVISED AND EXPANDED! Virtually all of the ...
Gentle Rory Calhoun Wilson is the antithesis of the 1950s cowboy he’s named for. He loathes everything his macho father adores, putting the two on a collision course fueled by Darrell Wilson’s inability to conceal contempt for his son’s emerging homosexuality. Another F-Word is a story of bullying, courage and love. It examines parental struggles to support a gay child, the role that schools and religious institutions play, the ...
The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living
Baker Books, 2014
The day Lacey Sturm planned to kill herself was the day her grandmother forced her to go to church, a place Lacey thought was filled with hypocrites, fakers, and simpletons. The screaming match she had with her grandmother was the reason she went to church. What she found there was the Reason she is alive today. With raw vulnerability, this hard rock princess tells her own story of physical abuse, drug use, suicide attempts, and more--and her ...
My Bright Shining Star: A Mother's True Story of Brilliance, Love & Suicide
Perfect Publishers Ltd., 2014
To everyone who knew her, Kaitlyn Elkins was a happy, intelligent, compassionate and extremely talented young medical student with a bright future ahead. However, behind her warm smile and string of impressive achievements lurked a dark secret - depression; something that she hid so well from all those who knew and loved her. This is the story about a mother's quest to find some answers as to how her daughter, who seemed so happy on the outside, ...
The Los Angeles Diaries: A Memoir
A wrenching chronicle of loss and reaffirmation from novelist James Brown Plagued by the suicides of both his siblings, heir to alcohol and drug abuse, divorce and economic ruin, James Brown lived a life clouded by addiction, broken promises and despair. In The Los Angeles Diaries he reveals his struggle for survival, mining his past to present the inspiring story of his redemption. Beautifully written and limned with dark humor, these ...
Roses in December: Finding Strength Within Grief
Marilyn Willett Heavilin
Thomas Nelson Inc
Used for years by individuals, grief counselors, and support groups, Roses in December has helped readers understand the grieving process, support family members, give insight into sibling grief, and maintain their marriages during difficult times. This newly revised edition offers the same compassion and encouragement plus chapters on losing loved ones under special circumstances, such as suicide and AIDS. With deep empathy, Marilyn ...
This is How it Feels: A Memoir of Attempting Suicide and Finding Life
At twenty-years-old, Craig Miller attempted to end his own life. He sat on the edge of a rented bed and swallowed two hundred and fifty pills. He lay back and closed his eyes, never imagining that a note he wrote to himself fourteen years earlier would be what would save his life. That note, written across the creases of a tear stained paper, read, “Don’t ever forget how this feels.” From the time he was six-years-old, Craig lived ...
MaxM Ltd, 2009
Rounding Third is the story of Rob Wardell, a seventeen-year old who feels like he doesn't quite fit in anywhere--not at home, not at school and not on the baseball field. The small, shy boy stays on the high school baseball team only to please his father since he knows he will never get to play. He’s living his life alone until he finds himself drawn into a friendship with the team’s new star pitcher, Josh Schlagel. The two boys hit it off ...
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