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by Robert Thomas

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

The Reckoning

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...

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

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...

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...

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours: Working with Individuals at Risk and their Families

by David Aldridge & Sergio Perez

This book explains the classifications and manifestations of suicide, risk factors, at-risk groups and warning signs. Advice on effective communication and strategies for distress management are offered for...

Death Becomes Them

by Alix Strauss

Author Alix Strauss takes a provocative look at the self-imposed deaths of the famous and infamous in Death Becomes Them. In this fascinating and intimate chronicle of celebrity suicides, the spotlight shines...

Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide Revised Edition

by Christopher Lukas & Henry M Seiden

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. Written by a suicide survivor, this book gives valuable insights into living...

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...

A Long-Shadowed Grief: Suicide and Its Aftermath

by Harold Ivan Smith

In the aftermath of suicide, friends and family face a long road of grief and reflection. With a sympathetic eye and a firm hand, Harold Ivan Smith searches for the place of the spirit in the wake of suicide....


by Magda V. Grant

The Winters family is in turmoil. David Winters, a prominent San Francisco Symphony musician, has suffered a life-changing injury in a car crash.

His wife drops out of a delayed college education to take care...

Regarding Megan Marie: Conquering Depression and Acquiring the Skill of Happiness

by Megan Bussen

Megan Marie Bussen attempted suicide in 2010. After many months in a mental health facility, she climbed her way back out of the darkness and found life once again. This is a story for anyone who struggles with...

The Sorrows of Young Werther

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You only find true love once. When Werther dances with the beautiful Lotte, it seems as though he is in paradise. It is a joy, however, that can only ever be short-lived. Engaged to another man, she tolerates...

Spiritual Secrets About Suicide

by Annette M. Eckart

Do you struggle with suicidal thoughts?  Do you know someone who is depressed?  Do you minister to people who are contemplating suicide?  Then Spiritual Secrets About Suicide was written for you!


Double Dipping

by Rote Writer

You know that feeling. That feeling you’ve been caught. Caught doing something maybe you shouldn’t have been doing. Well the other day Friendo receives a letter from Social Assistance letting him know just...

Surviving Suicide

by Victoria Polmatier & Kerri Miller

Some things in life require we walk through fire to get to the other side. Surviving the suicide of your child is one of those things. In Surviving Suicide, Victoria Polmatier relates the agonizing first year...


by Anthony Davila

Since September 11th, America’s decision makers have examined issues related to training as it pertains to emergency responders to a suicide bombing incident, relationships between communities with police,...

Moving A Nation to Care

by Ilona Meagher & Robert Roerich

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in our returning combat troops is one of the most catastrophic issues confronting our nation. Yet, despite the fact that nearly 20 percent of the over half million troops...


by Kerry-Lee Powell

"Powerful ... full of dark nostalgia."—Nathan Englander

The Lifeboat

All night in his lifeboat my father sang

to keep the voices of the other men

who cried in the wreckage from reaching him,

he sang what he knew...