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1.
Night Falls Fast : Understanding Suicide
by Kay Redfield Jamison


Knopf
Hardcover - 432 pages
1 Ed edition (October 1999)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
"Suicide is a particularly awful way to die: the mental suffering leading up to it is usually prolonged, intense, and unpalliated," writes Kay Redfield Jamison. "There is no morphine equivalent to ease the acute pain, and death not uncommonly is violent and grisly." Jamison has studied... Read more

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Final Exit : The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying
by Derek Humphry


DTP
Paperback - 206 pages
2nd Rev edition (April 1997)


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Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
An updated edition of a controversial best-seller shows people looking to end their suffering from unbearable pain due to terminal or incurable illness how to prepare for and commit suicide, and offers other relevant information. Read more

3.
Suicide and Attempted Suicide: Methods and Consequences
by Geo Stone


Carroll & Graf
Hardcover - 480 pages
0 edition (February 1999)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
From Kirkus Reviews , January 15, 1999
This is essentially a guide on how to commit suicide, or alternatively, stage a ``safe'' suicidal gesture. Stone (who has studied pharmacology at George Washington University Medical School and the National Institutes of Health) offers little backgroundpersonal, occupational, educational, familial,... Read more

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Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One
by Ann Smolin, et al


Fireside
Paperback - 223 pages
(June 1993)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
The authors address the special needs and emotions of the survivors--those affected by the suicide of a loved one--explore the natural grief, and the added guilt, rage, and shame that dealing with a suicide often engenders. Includes a directory of worldwide support groups. Read more

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What Does Everybody Else Know That I Don'T? : Social Skills Help for Adults With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Ad/Hd) a Reader-Friendly gu
by Michele Novotni, Randy Petersen


Specialty Pr Inc
Paperback - 314 pages
(March 2000)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Focusing on social skills training for adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders (AD/HD), this book offers solutions for tackling behavior that is often inattentive, impulsive, and hyperactive. Advice is given on how to handle common social problems such as manners, etiquette,... Read more

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Or Not to Be : A Collection of Suicide Notes
by Marc Etkind


Riverhead Books
Paperback - 114 pages
(February 1997)



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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
. . . Or Not to Be is described, by its own editor, as "pornography." It's also oddly fascinating, a collection of suicide notes by the famous, including Kurt Cobain, Vincent Van Gogh, Diane Arbus, Sylvia Plath, and Virginia Woolf. Also included are poignant last words from the utterly obscure,... Read more

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The Savage God : A Study of Suicide
by A. Alvarez


W.W. Norton & Company
Paperback
Reprint edition (September 1990)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
The aims of this fascinating, compassionate book are broadly cultural and literary, though the narrative is rooted in personal experience. "To write a book about suicide . . . to transform the subject into something beautiful--this is the forbidding task that Alvarez set for himself. . . . He has... Read more

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The Tender Land: A Family Love Story
by Kathleen Finneran


Houghton Mifflin Co (Trd)
Hardcover - 320 pages
(June 8, 2000)


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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
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This sensitive, restrained memoir searches for answers to the most painful of questions: Why would a bright, athletic, seemingly well-adjusted boy like Kathleen Finneran's 15-year-old brother want to take his own life? Sean Finneran's 1971 suicide is the pivotal crisis in The Tender Land, but not... Read more

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The Suicidal Mind
by Edwin S. Shneidman


Oxford Univ Pr (Trade)
Paperback - 208 pages
Reprint edition (April 1998)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
From Kirkus Reviews , February 15, 1996
Three case studies from the files of a UCLA thanatologist demonstrate in chilling detail that killing oneself is no easy matter. Shneidman, who limits his comments to cultures with a Judeo- Christian tradition, proposes the not especially novel idea that psychological pain, or ``psychache,'' is the... Read more

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After Suicide
by John H. Hewett, Wayne E. Oates (Editor)


Westminster John Knox Pr
Paperback - 119 pages
1st Ed. edition (May 1980)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
"For the individual in the throes of responding to the....suicide of a loved one, this book provides valuable insight into the experience. This kind of cognitive knowledge can actually alleviate suffering by being a reliable guide through the process".---The Theological Educator. Read more

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Angels Crying : A True Story of Secrecy and Tragedy
by Tom Moore


Tomcod Pr
Paperback
4th edition (October 1994)


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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Angels Crying is a true story of tragedy and secrecy. It tells the story of one of my high school students who chose suicide over sexual abuse by her foster father. It is a national best seller in Canada. Two universities use it as required reading in their schools of Social Work. Read more

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Suicide : A Study in Sociology
by Emile Durkheim


Free Press
Paperback - 416 pages
Reissue edition (February 1997)


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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
basya, March 24, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
Fascinating&Intelligent...From a man, who loved his subject
Emile Durkheim is called a Father of Sociology, and rightly so. He was the first man to work on all of the problems and issues, unresolved by other known sciences at the time ( in 19-century), to combine many of the already known scientific methods in one, and to call it sociology. Surely, there... Read more

 


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On-Scene Guide for Crisis Negotiators
by Frederick J. Lanceley


CRC Pr
Paperback - 200 pages
(September 1999)


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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
This reference guide is for the trained negotiator and is an aid or idea generator for persons involved in crisis (hostage) negotiation. Read more

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Out of the Nightmare : Recovery from Depression and Suicidal Pain
by David L., Ph.D. Conroy


New Liberty Pr
Paperback
(July 1991)


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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
From Independent Publisher
The subtitle of this book is misleading: suicide, not depression, is the main topic here. Conroy, executive director of Suicide Prevention Resources in New York City, believes that the most effective way to treat and prevent suicide is to "decompose" it into simple matrix elements: shame, envy,... Read more

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Choosing to Live : How to Defeat Suicide Through Cognitive Therapy
by Thomas E. Ellis, et al


New Harbinger Pubns
Paperback - 192 pages
(November 1996)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
"Anyone who has contemplated suicide and anyone with a suicidal loved one will profit from the straightforward and helpful suggestions in this book".--Danny Wedding, Ph.D., M.P.H., Director, Missouri Institute of Mental Health. ". . . this easy-to-read book can help suicidal people understand their... Read more

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No Time to Say Goodbye : Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One
by Carla Fine


Main Street Books
Paperback - 256 pages
(November 9, 1999)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
From Booklist
Few events in life are as traumatic as the suicide of a loved one, as Carla Fine knows firsthand. Fine's husband killed himself seven years ago, and she battled with the emotional turmoil so common to survivors of a suicide. Using her experiences, those of other survivors, and advice from... Read more

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Drug Use in Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia (Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Journal of Pharmaceutical Care in Pain & Symptom Control , Vol)
by Margaret P. Battin(Editor), Arthur G. Lipman (Editor)


Haworth (T)
Paperback
(December 1996)



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From Book News, Inc. , October 1, 1996
Presents opinions, cases, and commentary on drug use for euthanasia and assisted suicide, discussing ethical and regulatory issues in the US and other countries, as well as practical concerns such as choice of drugs. Overviews the psychiatric, medical, and social perspectives, and looks at issues... Read more

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Cry of Pain : Understanding Suicide and Self-Harm
by J. Mark G. Williams, Mark Williams


Penguin USA (Paper)
Paperback - 272 pages
(January 1998)


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Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, March 18, 2000
How the Cry of Pain helps to understand suicidal behavior
My aim in writing "Cry of Pain" was to bring together the most recent research and scholarship on the subject of suicide and attempted suicide. It was written for those health professionals and volunteers who help people who are suicidal and despairing. As such, the book would, I hoped, be... Read more

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Silent Grief : Living in the Wake of Suicide (The Master Works Series)
by Christopher Lukas, Henry M. Seiden (Contributor)


Jason Aronson
Paperback - 264 pages
(June 1997)



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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
The authors present the only practical book to guide friends and families of suicides through a program of grief recovery to mental health. To be of special interest to parents and educators of teenagers. Read more

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Life After Suicide : A Ray of Hope for Those Left Behind
by E. Betsy Ross, Joseph Richman


Perseus Pr
Hardcover - 300 pages
(October 1997)


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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, November 9, 1999
An excellent resource book for many kinds of users
My book, "Life After Suicide: A Ray of Hope for Those Left Behind," starts with stories about what it is like to be a survivor of the suicide of someone you love. But it goes much further. It is a self-help guide to recovery for the survivor, a handbook for anyone who cares about helping... Read more

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Suicide Survivor's Handbook : A Guide to the Bereaved and Those Who Wish to Help Them
by Trudy Carlson


Benline Pr
Paperback
(February 1995)


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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Carrie M. Brochardt, M.D., Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Medical School, University of Minnesota
"This is a terrific manuscript. You did a beautiful job of mixing in just the right amount of your personal experience to make the subject real for those who have not directly experienced it. This book is very readable and very practical. I found it helpful and think that many others would too." Read more

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The Harvard Medical School Guide to Suicide Assessment and Intervention
by Douglas Jacobs(Editor), Harvard Medical School


Jossey-Bass
Hardcover - 704 pages
1st edition (January 15, 1999)


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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
From Book News, Inc.
A massive compendium of current research and thought to help clinicians identify patients who may be at risk for suicide and take appropriate steps to reduce the risk. Explains methods for determining the risk level for suicidal or at-risk patients, recommends a suicide assessment protocol that can... Read more

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No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One
by Carla Fine


Bantam Books
Hardcover
(January 1997)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
From Booklist
Few events in life are as traumatic as the suicide of a loved one, as Carla Fine knows firsthand. Fine's husband killed himself seven years ago, and she battled with the emotional turmoil so common to survivors of a suicide. Using her experiences, those of other survivors, and advice from... Read more

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Teenage Wasteland : Suburbia's Dead End Kids
by Donna Gaines(Afterword)


University of Chicago Press
Paperback - 280 pages
Reprint edition (March 1998)


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Avg. Customer Review:
2.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Teenage Wasteland provides memorable portraits of "rock and roll kids" and shrewd analyses of their interests in heavy metal music and Satanism. A powerful indictment of the often manipulative media coverage of youth crises and so-called alternative programs designed to help "troubled" teens, ... Read more

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Suicide Survivors : A Guide for Those Left Behind
by Adina Wrobleski


SAVE
Paperback - 152 pages
2nd edition (August 1994)


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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, July 10, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
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