The Suicidal Mind

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Oxford University Press #ad - But they have failed, argues Dr. The book brims with insight into the suicidal impulse and with helpful suggestions on how to counteract it. Anyone who has ever considered suicide, or knows someone who has, will find here a wealth of insights to help understand and to prevent suicide. Shneidman presents a bold and simple premise: the main cause of suicide is psychological pain or "psychache.

Thus the key to preventing suicide is not so much the study of the structure of the brain, or the study of mental diseases, or the study of social statistics, as it is the direct study of human emotions. In our century, prevent, psychology and psychiatry alike have attempted to understand, and medicalize these phenomena.

To treat a suicidal individual, we need to identify, address, and reduce the individual's psychache. Throughout, shneidman offers practical, explicit maneuvers to assist in treating a suicidal individual--steps that can be taken by concerned friends or family and professionals alike. It is now the third leading cause of death for fifteen- to twenty-four-year-olds in the United States, raising alarms across the nation about the rising tide of hopelessness seen in our young people.

The Suicidal Mind #ad - Shneidman shares with the reader his knowledge, both as a clinician and researcher, of the psychological drama that plays itself out in the suicidal mind through the exploration of three moving case studies. Suicide is an exclusively human response to extreme psychological pain, a lonely and desperate solution for the sufferer who can no longer see any alternatives.

These cases are presented in the person's own words to reveal the details of the suicidal drama, to show that the purpose of suicide is to seek a solution, to illustrate the pain at the core of suicide, and to isolate the common stressor in suicide: frustrated psychological needs.

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Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide

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Vintage #ad - Weaving together a historical and scientific exploration of the subject with personal essays on individual suicides, she brings not only her remarkable compassion and literary skill but also all of her knowledge and research to bear on this devastating problem. This is a book that helps us to understand the suicidal mind, to recognize and come to the aid of those at risk, and to comprehend the profound effects on those left behind.

Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide #ad - It is critical reading for parents, educators, and anyone wanting to understand this tragic epidemic. 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. Jamison has also known suicide firsthand: after years of struggling with manic-depression, she tried at age twenty-eight to kill herself.

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.

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Why People Die by Suicide

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Harvard University Press #ad - The result is the most coherent and persuasive explanation ever given of why and how people overcome life's strongest instinct, self-preservation. Joiner's is a work that makes sense of the bewildering array of statistics and stories surrounding suicidal behavior; at the same time, and essential information to clinicians, guidance, it offers insight, and health practitioners, scientists, and to anyone whose life has been affected by suicide.

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.

Why People Die by Suicide #ad - Drawing on extensive clinical and epidemiological evidence, as well as personal experience, Thomas Joiner brings a comprehensive understanding to seemingly incomprehensible behavior. Joiner tests his theory against diverse facts taken from clinical anecdotes, and neurobiology--facts about suicide rates among men and women; white and African-American men; anorexics, epidemiology, athletes, prostitutes, genetics, history, and physicians; members of cults, anthropology, sports fans, popular culture, literature, and citizens of nations in crisis.

Among the many people who have considered, attempted, or died by suicide, chillingly, he finds three factors that mark those most at risk of death: the feeling of being a burden on loved ones; the sense of isolation; and, the learned ability to hurt oneself.

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Managing Suicidal Risk, Second Edition: A Collaborative Approach

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The Guilford Press #ad - Fully revised with a greater focus on CAMS as a framework for clinical intervention--not just assessment. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes all needed reproducible tools for implementing CAMS. For cams training opportunities with David A. New to this edition *Incorporates a decade's worth of extensive clinical research.

This extensively revised manual provides a proven therapeutic framework for evaluating suicidal risk and developing and implementing a suicide-specific treatment plan that is respectful, empathic, and empowering. In addition to their clinical utility, the procedures used for assessment, treatment, and progress monitoring within CAMS can help reduce the risk of malpractice liability.

Managing Suicidal Risk, Second Edition: A Collaborative Approach #ad - The collaborative assessment and management of Suicidality CAMS approach has garnered a strong evidence base and has been implemented by therapists from a range of orientations in diverse clinical settings. In-depth case example followed throughout the book. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Describes innovations to the approach, such as how to target and treat patient-defined "suicidal drivers. Additional reproducibles cams therapeutic Worksheet and CAMS Rating Scale, plus a new version of the Suicide Status Form. Jobes, visit www. Cams-care.

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Autopsy of a Suicidal Mind

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Oxford University Press #ad - Shneidman, including a ten-page suicide note, assembles an extraordinary cast of eight renowned experts to analyze the suicidal materials, a founder of the field of suicidology, given to him by a distraught mother looking for insights into her son's tragic death. The psychological autopsy centers on the interviews conducted by Shneidman with Arthur's mother, psychotherapist, girlfriend, ex-wife, best friend, brother, father, sister, and attending physician.

To gain some understanding of this man's intense psychological pain and to examine what may have been done to save his tortured life, Shneidman approached the top suicide experts in the country to analyze the note and interviews: Morton Silverman, Robert E. Litman, jerome Motto, Norman L. Autopsy of a suicidal Mind is a uniquely intensive psychological analysis of a suicidal mind.

Autopsy of a Suicidal Mind #ad - Farberow, John T. An epistemological tour de force, it will speak to anyone who is concerned with human self-destruction. This book is the first of its kind and a remarkable contribution to the study of suicide. Each of the eight experts offers a unique perspective on Arthur's tragic fate, and the sum of their conclusions constitutes an extraordinary psychological autopsy.

In this poignant scientific study, Edwin S. Maltsberger, ronald Maris, David Rudd, and Avery D.

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Helping the Suicidal Person

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Routledge #ad - Helping the suicidal Person provides a highly practical toolbox for mental health professionals. The techniques described in the book can be interspersed into any type of therapy, tenth, no matter what the professional’s theoretical orientation is and no matter whether it’s the client’s first, or one-hundredth session.

The book first covers the need for professionals to examine their own personal experiences and fears around suicide, moves into essential areas of risk assessment, safety planning, and treatment planning, and then provides a rich assortment of tips for reducing the person’s suicidal danger and rebuilding the wish to live.

Helping the Suicidal Person #ad - Clinicians don’t need to read this book in any particular order, or even read all of it. Open the book to any page, and find a useful tip or technique that can be applied immediately.

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Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves

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University of Chicago Press #ad - But while the subject is certainly a heavy one, Bering’s touch is light. Authoritative, accessible, personal, profound—there’s never been a book on suicide like this. But none of that mattered. And in addition to relief, the fading of his suicidal thoughts brought curiosity. Scientific studies, personal stories, and remarkable cross-species comparisons come together to help readers critically analyze their own doomsday thoughts while gaining broad insight into a problem that, tragically, will most likely touch all of us at some point in our lives.

The impulse to take his own life remained. Bering survived. Having been through this himself, one that, flawed, at the same time acknowledges our complicated, while not denying the seriousness of suffering, he knows that sometimes the most effective response to our darkest moments is a gentle humor, and yet precious existence.

Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves #ad - He was a successful psychologist and writer, with books to his name and bylines in major magazines. It will help you understand yourself and your loved ones, and it will change the way you think about this most vexing of human problems. Where had they come from? would they return? is the suicidal impulse found in other animals? Or is our vulnerability to suicide a uniquely human evolutionary development? In Suicidal, taking us through the science and psychology of suicide, Bering answers all these questions and more, revealing its cognitive secrets and the subtle tricks our minds play on us when we’re easy emotional prey.

For much of his thirties, Jesse Bering thought he was probably going to kill himself. At times it felt all but inescapable.

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Myths about Suicide

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Harvard University Press #ad - People who are prevented once from killing themselves will not necessarily try again. 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, and scientific studies, media reports, literary works, Thomas Joiner demolishes both moralistic and psychotherapeutic clichés.

An eminent expert whose own father's death by suicide changed his life, Joiner is relentless in his pursuit of the truth about suicide and deeply sympathetic to such tragic waste of life and the pain it causes those left behind. He shows that suicide is not easy, cowardly, vengeful, or selfish. 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.

Myths about Suicide #ad - Threats of suicide, far from being idle, are often followed by serious attempts. Most important, suicide can be prevented. Around the world, more than a million people die by suicide each year. The risk for suicide, Joiner argues, is partly genetic and is influenced by often agonizing mental disorders. Vulnerability to suicide may be anticipated and treated.

It is not a manifestation of "suppressed rage" or a side effect of medication.

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Comprehending Suicide: Landmarks in 20Th-Century Suicidology

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Amer Psychological Assn #ad - It includes historical, literary, biological, psychiatric and psychological, sociological, survivor and helping points of view. An examination of the most thought-provoking works on suicide of the 20th century.

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How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me, Revised Edition: One Person's Guide to Suicide Prevention

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - In a direct, nonjudgmental, she offers affirmations and suggestions for those experiencing life-ending thoughts, and loving voice, and for their friends and family. A survivor of multiple suicide attempts, she explains the complex feelings and fantasies that surround suicidal thoughts. Now with a new chapter and an updated resources sectionsuicide has touched the lives of nearly half of all Americans, yet it is rarely talked about openly.

In her highly acclaimed book, susan Blauner—a survivor of multiple suicide attempts—offers guidance and hope for those contemplating ending their lives and for their loved ones. Each word written with thoughtful intent; each story told with the deepest of honesty and humility, and in doing so Blauner puts forward a life-saving book.

How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me, Revised Edition: One Person's Guide to Suicide Prevention #ad - Daniel J. With an introduction by Bernie Siegel, M. D. This important, timely book has now been updated with a revised resources section, and a new chapter on the author’s experiences since the book’s initial publication. I spent hundreds of hours planning my funeral, imagining the remorse of my family and friends.

I wrote good-bye letters, composed wills, and disrupted the lives of everyone close to me. Reidenberg, executive director, PsyD,  Suicide Awareness Voices of Education www. Save.

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The Savage God: A Study of Suicide

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Alvarez, "has permeated Western culture like a dye that cannot be washed out. Although the aims of this compelling, the narrative is rooted in personal experience: it begins with a long memoir of Sylvia Plath, compassionate work are broadly cultural and literary, and ends with an account of the author's own suicide attempt.

The Savage God: A Study of Suicide #ad - He follows the black thread leading from Dante through Donne and the romantic agony, to the Savage God at the heart of modern literature. Alvarez set for himself…He has succeeded. New york times"suicide, " writes the notes English poet and critic A. To write a beautiful book about suicide…to transform the subject into something beautiful―this is the forbidding task that A.

Within this dramatic framework, Alvarez launches his enquiry into the final taboo of human behavior, and traces changing attitudes towards suicide from the perspective of literature.

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