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

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

One Person's Guide to Suicide Prevention

Book - 2002
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An international epidemic, suicide has touched the lives of nearly half of all Americans, yet is rarely talked about openly. In this timely and important book, Susan Blauner breaks the silence to offer guidance and hope for those contemplating ending their lives -- and for their loved ones.

A survivor of multiple suicide attempts, Blauner eloquently describes the feelings and fantasies surrounding suicide. In a direct, nonjudgmental, and loving voice, she offers affirmations and suggestions for those experiencing life-ending thoughts, and for their friends and family. Here is an essential resource destined to be the classic guide on the subject.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among the elderly, third among those aged 14-24, and eighth among all Americans. More than 30,000 Americans take their lives annually, and more than 650,000 Americans attempt suicide every year.
In August 2002, Blauner will participate in "Out of the Darkness," the largest ever public awareness event on the topic, in Washington, D.C.
A portion of the book's proceeds will go to the National Hopeline Network/National Suicide Hotline (1-800-SUICIDE).
Publisher: New York : Morrow, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780066211213
Branch Call Number: 362.287 BLA
Characteristics: xxiii, 323 p. ; 24 cm


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lorrydonner Mar 19, 2013

Very thorough and thoughtful exploration of ways to cope with and manage distressing emotions. Many practical exercises that anyone can benefit from, even when not having thoughts about suicide

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