Why Suicide?: Questions and Answers About Suicide, Suicide Prevention, and Coping with the Suicide of Someone You Know

Why Suicide?: Questions and Answers About Suicide, Suicide Prevention, and Coping with the Suicide of Someone You Know

by Eric Marcus

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Overview

“The need for this book is obvious. Why Suicide is a must read for anyone who is a student of life.”
— John Shelby Spong, author of Eternal Life: A New Vision—Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell

 

Subtitled “Questions and Answers About Suicide, Suicide Prevention, and Coping with the Suicide of Someone You Know,” Why Suicide? by Eric Marcus is an important, non-judgmental guide that bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman calls, “compassionate, informative, and insightful.” Anyone whose life has been dramatically touched by this most shattering occurrence can find answers and solace in this extraordinary book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062003911
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/24/2010
Pages: 226
Sales rank: 341,289
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Eric Marcus is the author of several books and coauthor of Breaking the Surface, the number one New York Times bestselling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 The Basics 1

Chapter 2 How? 51

Chapter 3 Teen/Youth Suicide 58

Chapter 4 Suicide and the Elderly 72

Chapter 5 Attempted Suicide 83

Chapter 6 Prevention and Treatment 94

Chapter 7 Surviving Suicide: Coping with the Suicide of Someone You Know 119

Appendix 209

Selected Bibliography 217

Index 221

What People are Saying About This

Joan Rivers

“It would have been such a comfort to have read this book after I lost my husband Edgar to suicide.”

Surviving Suicide

“This book is a must have.”

Dear Abby

“A must-read book for anyone whose life has been touched by suicide. It’s compassionate, informative, and heartfelt. Do yourself a favor and start the healing with this splendid book!”

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Why Suicide?: Questions and Answers About Suicide, Suicide Prevention, and Coping with the Suicide of Someone You Know 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Be urself. I was made fun of but for a diff reason. I just continued to be myself. They ppl make fun of u either cuz they are mean or for their own pleasure. Just ignore them and eventually after u act like ur not paying attention or dont care they will not bother u. Good luck
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey. Youll probably never read this bc youve forgotten all bot that comment. It was so long ago. But i just want to let yoy know tht i have a tumblr called deadlydear an instagram called hmmaybewhatno and another instagram called areyouaghost and they are all dedicated to saving peoples lives. Just these past 2 years i alone have stopped 12 people from killng themselves. I will check my tumblr deadlydear the nos often but areyouaghost i also check a lot. Feel free to dm or ask me anything anything at all or judt ask for help and i will absolutlry answer and have you see tht you are a magnificent representation of the human soul. You are gorgeous, dont forget it. Love , Jillian