books about: suicide
Dying To Forget (The Station)
Trish Marie Dawson, 2014
Sometimes the day you die is only the beginning of a new job. Piper Willow dies the summer after her high school graduation and finds herself in a spiritual terminal called the Station. She's given only two choices: Move on to the unknown where she'll be forced to spend an eternity in her own personal hell or be trained as a Volunteer and return to Earth as the subconscious for a person in need of outside assistance. Does Piper have what it ...
I Chose to Die (Siren Suicides)
On a rainy September morning that just so happens to be her sixteenth birthday, Ailen Bright, a chicken-legged, straw-haired teenager, decides to commit suicide via drowning in the family bathtub. The ornate marble tub, adhering to her abusive father's love for anything expensive and Italian, is decorated by five sirens - who seemingly help her escape the house when her father breaks down the bathroom door. After an almost-successful 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.
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. . . . ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Thirteen Reasons Why
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker - his classmate and crush - who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his ...
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, ...
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 ...
How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me: One Person's Guide to Suicide Prevention
Susan Rose Blauner
William Morrow Paperbacks
The statistics on suicide are staggering. According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 1997 in the USA more teenagers and young adults died from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza and chronic lung disease combined. It is also an international epidemic. Susan Blauner is the perfect emissary for a message of hope and a program of action for these millions of people. ...
Suicide: What Really Happens in the Afterlife?
Pamela Rae Heath
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
This provocative study explores what happens to those who commit suicide. Drawing on communications from the spirits of more than 100 'successful' suicides, it offers an intriguing look at what the dead themselves say about suicide, its repercussions, and their experiences in the afterlife. Bringing together the channeled messages of three types of suicide—traditional suicide, assisted suicide, and the suicide mass murder adopted by ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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