Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide

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Vintage #ad - 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. 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.

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. 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.

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

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Why People Die by Suicide

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Harvard University Press #ad - He tests his theory against diverse facts about suicide rates among men and women; white and African-American men; anorexics, sports fans, and physicians; members of cults, athletes, prostitutes, and citizens of nations in crisis. Drawing on extensive clinical and epidemiological evidence, as well as personal experience, Thomas Joiner provides the most coherent and persuasive explanation ever given of why and how people overcome life's strongest instinct, self-preservation.

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Touched With Fire: Manic-depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament

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Free Press #ad - The anguished and volatile intensity associated with the artistic temperament was once thought to be a symptom of genius or eccentricity peculiar to artists, writers, and musicians. Jamison presents proof of the biological foundations of this disease and applies what is known about the illness to the lives and works of some of the world's greatest artists including Lord Byron, Vincent Van Gogh, and Virginia Woolf.

Touched With Fire: Manic-depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament #ad - . Her work, based on her study as a clinical psychologist and researcher in mood disorders, reveals that many artists subject to exalted highs and despairing lows were in fact engaged in a struggle with clinically identifiable manic-depressive illness. The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wrote An Unquiet Mind.

One of the foremost psychologists in america, “Kay Jamison is plainly among the few who have a profound understanding of the relationship that exists between art and madness” William Styron.

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Nothing Was the Same

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Vintage #ad - Nothing Was the Same #ad - Kay redfield jamison, award-winning professor and writer, changed the way we think about moods and madness. Nothing was the same is a penetrating psychological study of grief viewed from deep inside the experience itself. Now jamison uses her characteristic honesty, wit and eloquence to look back at her relationship with her husband, Richard Wyatt, a renowned scientist who died of cancer.

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An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

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Vintage #ad - An unquiet mind is a memoir of enormous candor, vividness, and wisdom—a deeply powerful book that has both transformed and saved lives. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive bipolar illness; she has also experienced it firsthand. With a new preface by the authorin her bestselling classic, An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness.

Dr. For even while she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, as her disorder launched her into ruinous spending sprees, Jamison found herself succumbing to the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of her patients, episodes of violence, and an attempted suicide.

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness #ad - Here jamison examines bipolar illness from the dual perspectives of the healer and the healed, revealing both its terrors and the cruel allure that at times prompted her to resist taking medication.

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Exuberance: The Passion for Life

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Vintage #ad - It explores whether exuberance can be inherited, parses its neurochemical grammar, and documents the methods people have used to stimulate it. With the same grace and breadth of learning she brought to her studies of the mind’s pathologies, Kay Redfield Jamison examines one of its most exalted states: exuberance.

Exuberance: The Passion for Life #ad - Exuberance: the passion for life introduces us to such notably irrepressible types as Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir, dancing porcupines, as well as Peter Pan, and Richard Feynman, and Charles Schulz’s Snoopy. This “abounding, social cohesiveness, risk-taking, effervescent emotion” manifests itself everywhere from child’s play to scientific breakthrough and is crucially important to learning, ebullient, and survival itself.

The resulting book is an irresistible fusion of science and soul.

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The Suicidal Mind

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Oxford University Press #ad - In this landmark and elegantly written book, not only for understanding the suicidal mind, Shneidman provides the language, but for understanding ourselves. Edwin shneidman, the ordinary everyday words, because they have lost sight of the plain language, the pain and frustrated psychological needs of the suicidal individual.

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. 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.

The Suicidal Mind #ad - It is a taboo subtext to our successes and our happiness, avoided, a dark issue that is often euphemized, and little understood. But they have failed, argues Dr. The book brims with insight into the suicidal impulse and with helpful suggestions on how to counteract it. We meet ariel, a young man who meant to shoot his brains out but survived, who cut herself with the intent to die; and Castro, who set herself on fire; Beatrice, horribly disfigured.

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. 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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No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving The Suicide Of A Loved One

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Main Street Books #ad - Even incest is now discussed freely in popular media, but the suicide of a loved one is still an act most people are unable to talk about--or even admit to their closest family or friends. This is just one of the many painful and paralyzing truths author Carla Fine discovered when her husband, a successful young physician, took his own life in December 1989.

Suicide would appear to be the last taboo. And being unable to speak openly and honestly about the cause of her pain made it all the more difficult for her to survive. With no time to say goodbye, guilt, anger, speaking frankly about the overwhelming feelings of confusion, she brings suicide survival from the darkness into light, shame, and loneliness that are shared by all survivors.

And, for the first time in any book, perhaps most important, she allows survivors to see that they are not alone in their feelings of grief and despair. Fine draws on her own experience and on conversations with many other survivors--as well as on the knowledge of counselors and mental health professionals.

No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving The Suicide Of A Loved One #ad - She offers a strong helping hand and invaluable guidance to the vast numbers of family and friends who are left behind by the more than thirty thousand people who commit suicide each year, struggling to make sense of an act that seems to them senseless, and to pick up the pieces of their own shattered lives.

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The Gift of Second: Healing from the Impact of Suicide

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#ad - The Gift of Second: Healing from the Impact of Suicide #ad - After a suicide, loved ones painfully struggle to make sense of the unexplainable tragedy. It offers hope and encouragement to guide survivors through this desperate time. The gift of second comes alongside loss survivors and helps navigate the common pitfalls for thoseleft behind. Inthe gift of second, you will:-explore the ins and outs of grief and trauma-release the guilt and shame survivors carry-Recognize how to take care of yourself-Gain practical tips for enduring the first year-Discover what helps other survivors-Determine when to seek professional help-Stop replaying the past and blaming yourself-START healing in a healthy way.

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Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - Kevin’s story is a remarkable testament to the strength of the human spirit and a reminder to us to love the life we have. Recently diagnosed with bi-polar disorder, Kevin had begun to hear voices telling him he had to die, and days before his attempt, he began to believe them. The fall would break his body, but not his spirit.

The golden gate bridge is one of the most recognizable structures to define a modern city. Instead, the bridge marks the beginning of his remarkable story. At 19 years old, kevin attempted to take his own life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge - a distance which took four seconds to fall. With these disciplines in place, those living with even very difficult diagnoses can achieve better lives for themselves and those who help to support and care for them.

Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt #ad - With each mental breakdown, however, the author’s desire to live mentally well-- and to be a mental health advocate-- pulls him from the depths of his condition. Yet, for author kevin Hines the bridge is not merely a marker of a place or a time. His story also reminds us that living mentally well takes time, hard work, endurance, and support.

His story chronicles the extraordinary will of the author to live mentally well in the face of his mental illness: bipolar disorder with psychotic features.

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Dying to Be Free: A Healing Guide for Families after a Suicide

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Hazelden Publishing #ad - Authors beverly cobain and jean larch break through suicide's silent stigma in Dying to Be Free, offering gentle advice for those left behind, so that healing can begin. Honest, gentle advice for those who have survived an unspeakable loss—the suicide of a loved one. Surviving the heartbreak of a loved one's suicide - you don't have to go through it alone.

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