books about: suicide
Suicide: The Forever Decision
Paul G. Quinnett
The Crossroad Publishing Company
For those thinking about suicide, and for those who know, love, or counsel them, this book discusses the social aspects of suicide, the right to die, anger, loneliness, depression, stress, hopelessness, drug and alcohol abuse, the consequences of a suicide attempt, and how to get help.
Suicide: A Study In Sociology
A classic book about the phenomenon of suicide and its social causes written by one of the world’s most influential sociologists. Emile Durkheim’s Suicide addresses the phenomenon of suicide and its social causes. Written by one of the world’s most influential sociologists, this classic argues that suicide primarily results from a lack of integration of the individual into society. Suicide provides readers with an understanding of the ...
Ox Books Publishing (OxBo), 2013
Over one million people commit suicide each year. The World Health Organization estimates it is the thirteenth-leading cause of death worldwide and the National Safety Council rates it sixth in America. It is a leading cause of death among teenagers and adults under 35 years of age. Rates of suicide are higher in men than in women and an estimated 15 million non-fatal attempted suicides occur every year worldwide, meaning 1 in 15 suicides are ...
No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving The Suicide Of A Loved One
Suicide would appear to be the last taboo. Even incest is now discussed freely in popular media, but the suicide of a loved one is still an act most people are unable to talk about--or even admit to their closest family or friends. This is just one of the many painful and paralyzing truths author Carla Fine discovered when her husband, a successful young physician, took his own life in December 1989. And being unable to speak openly and honestly ...
Would you remember ME
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents and teenagers. In this short story, the writer is fifteen years old, contemplating suicide. In her darkest hour she writes a letter. "I am so unimaginably sorry for doing what I am going to do, but you see I have all these fears. The fears and doubts I have are so real, so are they really as childish and silly as you always say they are. Sometimes, I am sad and so bitterly lonely and ...
Why People Die by Suicide
Harvard University Press
In the wake of a suicide, the most troubling questions are invariably the most difficult to answer: How could we have known? What could we have done? And always, unremittingly: Why? Written by a clinical psychologist whose own life has been touched by suicide, this book offers the clearest account ever given of why some people choose to die. Drawing on extensive clinical and epidemiological evidence, as well as personal experience, Thomas ...
Michael Thomas Ford
Fifteen-year-old Jeff wakes up on New Year’s Day to find himself in the hospital. Make that the psychiatric ward. With the nutjobs. Never mind the bandages on his wrists, clearly this is all a huge mistake. Jeff is perfectly fine, perfectly normal—not like the other kids in the hospital with him. They’ve got problems. But a funny thing happens as Jeff’s forty-five-day sentence drags on: the crazies start to seem less crazy. . . . ...
Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide
Kay Redfield Jamison
From the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind , comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular. Night Falls Fast is tragically timely: suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty-five. An internationally acknowledged authority on depressive illnesses, Dr. Jamison has also known suicide firsthand: after years of ...
How to Commit Suicide
The first time she got on the internet was to search for how to do it and make it look accidental. What she found changed her path forever. This short story is dedicated to all who have lost a loved one to depression, and published in the hope that it will prevent a tragedy.
Dying to Be Free: A Healing Guide for Families After a Suicide
Honest, gentle advice for those who have survived an unspeakable loss—the suicide of a loved one. Transforming suffering into strength, misconceptions into understanding, and shame into dignity, Beverly Cobain and Jean Larch break through the dangerous silence and stigma surrounding suicide to bring readers this much-needed book. Cobain’s achingly honest account of dealing with the suicide of a loved one, along with personal stories from ...
Suicide and Psychological Pain: Prevention That Works
Jack Klott MSSA LISW CSW MINT
Premier Publishing & Media
Identify suicide potential from the latest clinical research on risk factors, the impact of mental disorders, social stressors, and psychological vulnerability. Inside you will find tools to help those individuals who are engaging in self-injury and homicidal behaviors. Filled with specific examples and stories, effective assessments, strategies for treatment planning, and evidence-based interventions this is an essential resource for all ...
The Virgin Suicides: A Novel
First published in 1993, The Virgin Suicides announced the arrival of a major new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the five Lisbon sisters--beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the neighborhood boys--commit suicide one by one over the course of a single year. As the boys observe them from afar, transfixed, they piece together the mystery of the family's fatal melancholy, in this hypnotic and unforgettable novel of ...
Suicide From the Other Side
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Suicide: a hidden stigma, a damnable sin, a shame or an embarrassment. That’s what “they” say. We have all been told what to think and how to feel, about suicide, for as long as any of us can remember. It’s time to rebuild your paradigm, based on love. Susan Rushing had done countless psychic readings, over the years. But, one day she gave a reading which changed the course of her life. A shaggy-headed boy, who had committed suicide, ...
Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It
Jennifer Michael Hecht
Yale University Press
Worldwide, more people die by suicide than by murder, and many more are left behind to grieve. Despite distressing statistics that show suicide rates rising, the subject, long a taboo, is infrequently talked about. In this sweeping intellectual and cultural history, poet and historian Jennifer Michael Hecht channels her grief for two friends lost to suicide into a search for history’s most persuasive arguments against the irretrievable act, ...
Suicide (French Literature Series)
Dalkey Archive Press
Edouard Levé delivered the manuscript for his final book, Suicide , just a few days before he took his own life. Suicide is not, then, simply "another" novel -- it is, in a sense, the author's own oblique, public suicide note, a unique meditation on this most extreme of refusals. Presenting itself as an investigation into the suicide of a close friend -- perhaps real, perhaps fictional -- Levé gives us, little by little, a striking ...
Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide
Jessica Kingsley Pub
Silent Grief is a book for and about "suicide survivors" - those who have been left behind by the suicide of a friend or loved one. Author Christopher Lukas is a suicide survivor himself - several members of his family have taken their own lives - and the book draws on his own experiences, as well as those of numerous other suicide survivors. These personal testimonies are combined with the professional expertise of Henry M. Seiden, a ...
The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Substance Abuse ...
Shawn Christopher Shea
Mental Health Presses
Penned with a compelling elegance and charm, the "Practical Art of Suicide Assessment" is brimming with clinical wisdom, enlightening case illustrations and a vibrant sense of compassion. Viewed as one of the classics in the field of mental health, and acclaimed by both beginning students and experienced clinicians alike, it describes in a step-by-step fashion exactly how to make a sound suicide assessment. Dr. Shea explores the causes of ...
Myths about Suicide
Harvard University Press
Around the world, more than a million people die by suicide each year. Yet many of us know very little about a tragedy that may strike our own loved ones—and much of what we think we know is wrong. This clear and powerful book dismantles myth after myth to bring compassionate and accurate understanding of a massive international killer. Drawing on a fascinating array of clinical cases, media reports, literary works, and scientific ...
My Son . . . My Son . . .: A Guide to Healing After Death, Loss, or Suicide
Bolton Pr Atlanta
The authors personal story of her son's suicide is a deeply moving, poignant one. It is a story of both a devastating tragedy and an exquisite triumph and the agonizing, relentless, conflicted process connecting the two. Mrs. Bolton cites chapter and verse of her long struggle to escape from the tomb of her memories in order to emerge with enough strength to find a new life.
Grieving a Suicide: A Loved One's Search for Comfort, Answers & Hope
Albert Y. Hsu
A 2003 Finalist in the United Kingdom Christian Book Awards! Every seventeen minutes, someone in the United States dies by suicide. It is one of the most serious public health crises of modern times, claiming over one million lives worldwide every year. Those who have lost a loved one to suicide experience tremendous shock and trauma, with a confusing mix of emotions--anger, guilt, grief and despair. Suicide also raises heartrending questions: ...
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