ERIC Number: ED345113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Not with My Life I Don't: Preventing Your Suicide and That of Others.
This book is intended as a self-help guide for self-destructive individuals, as well as a handbook for helping others who may be prone to harming themselves. The first two chapters provide an introduction to the topic of suicide. The third chapter discusses the scope of the suicide problem in America. The fourth chapter examines some of the myths and facts surrounding warning signs for suicide. The fifth chapter discusses depression as the kingpin of suicidal smoke signals. The sixth chapter provides eight steps to eliminate suicide; and the seventh chapter outlines types of therapists and modes of therapy, and discusses their relevance to suicide prevention. The eighth chapter discusses three good reasons to live. The ninth chapter looks at personality traits that are seen in people with self-destructive behavior. The tenth chapter examines triggers to suicide and provides strategies for warding off feelings of self-deprecation in advance. The eleventh chapter provides help for coping with the suicide of a friend or loved one, and the twelfth chapter provides answers to common questions about suicide. The thirteenth chapter suggests that the suicidal person take time to think about all of the people who have benefited from his or her life, and the fourteenth chapter provides suicide and crisis intervention hotline numbers and other resources. (LLL)
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Counseling Theories, Crisis Intervention, Depression (Psychology), Personality Traits, Prevention, Suicide
Accelerated Development Inc., Publishers, 3400 Kilgore Ave., Muncie, IN 47304-4896 ($18.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Community; Practitioners
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