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Bridge

by Robert Thomas

Bridge exposes a brilliant, furious mind treading the jagged terrain of mental illness, murder, and suicide in modern-day San Francisco.


Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide

by 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:...


Why Suicide?

by Eric Marcus

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in our lifetimes 80 percent of us will have some up-close experience with the suicide of someone we know. And more than 20 percent of us will have...


How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me

by Susan Rose Blauner

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,...


Therapeutic and Legal Issues for Therapists Who Have Survived a Client Suicide: Breaking the Silence

by Kayla Weiner

The death of a patient is every therapist's worst nightmare. Even more frightening is the debilitating silence that surrounds a therapist after the death of a client. What do you do? How do you proceed with...


The Continuing Ripples of Living Beyond Suicide : Dedicated to Those Who Have Survived Suicide

by Kaylene Donohue

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Even today there remains a lot of stigma attached to suicide. But as tragic as the act itself may be, for every one person who commits suicide, there are many others left behind. The Continuing Ripples...


Why Did She Jump?: My Daughter's Battle with Bipolar Disorder

by Joan Childs

Six million people in America suffer from bipolar disorder. Joan Child's daughter, Pamela, suffered from the disorder, bouncing from doctor to doctor in search of treatment. Yet the demons became louder, and...


The Reckoning: Searching for Meaning with the Father of the Sandy Hook Killer

by Andrew Solomon

First published in The New Yorker, “Solomon tells the story of Peter Lanza, the father of Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary shooter. Read it—it’s moving, brave and just profoundly human and sad....There...


Suicide: Strategies and Interventions for Reduction and Prevention

by Stephen Palmer

All practitioners working in the caring and helping professions face many challenges and questions when dealing with suicidal clients: Is this client being serious? Can I do more? What should I do? Should I...


Forgot to Say Goodbye, the Cherelle Clarke Story

by Lisa Seymour

Forgot To Say Goodbye is a heart-felt story of a mother's despair after she loses her 14 year old daughter to suicide. Cherelle Clarke was a happy, talkative child. She was popular with the kids at school, she...


Leaving You: The Cultural Meaning of Suicide

by Lisa Lieberman

At heart, suicide is a subversive act. How is it, then, that the act of suicide has come to be viewed as the last refuge of the self-destructive victim? The author explores the puzzle of this reigning perception...


Cultural Diversity and Suicide: Ethnic, Religious, Gender, and Sexual Orientation Perspectives

by Mark M Leach

This book adds a vital and overlooked dimension—diversity—to suicide assessments and interventions

The literature on the relationship between culture and suicide has historically been widely scattered and often...


Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One

by Ann Smolin

Too often people suffering the aftermath of a suicide suffer alone. As the survivor of a person who has ended his or her own life, you are left a painful legacy -- and not one that you chose. Healing After the...


Suicide Prevention Contracting: The Pitfalls, Perils, and Seven Safer Alternatives

by Stephen J. Edwards & Christopher Goj

Suicide Prevention Contracting: The Pitfalls, Perils, and Seven Safer Alternatives demonstrates that suicide prevention contracting, a widely adopted but little-understood form of suicide prevention, is almost...


Dreamscape in a Minor

by Judi Loren Grace

Dreamscape in A minor captures the short life of a musically gifted and misunderstood young man. Jeff could make you double over with laughter with his comic timing or play a beautiful and complex piece of music...


Stay: A History of Suicide and the Arguments Against It

by Jennifer Michael Hecht

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...


Routledge International Handbook of Clinical Suicide Research

by John R. Cutcliffe & José|Links, Paul S. Santos

Suicide remains one of the most pressing public health concerns across the world. Expensive in terms of the human cost and associated suffering, the economic costs, the social costs and the spiritual costs,...


A Special Scar: The experiences of people bereaved by suicide

by Alison Wertheimer

Every 85 minutes someone in the UK takes their own life and the suicide rate is currently the highest since 2004.  Society often reacts with unease, fear and even disapproval but what happens to those bereaved...


Suppression of stereotypes

by Francesca Eleuteri

Stereotypes are beliefs regarding the traits, attributes, and behaviors of members of certain groups. They are not only beliefs, but also theories about how and why certain attributes go together. Furthermore,...


Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt

by Kevin Hines & Dr. Daniel J. Reidenberg

This work is about the art of living mentally well. Told through the first-hand experience of mental health advocate, activist and speaker Kevin Hines (who has bipolar disorder), the story is an honest account...