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Stephen Lives!: His Life, Suicide, and Afterlife

Stephen Lives!: His Life, Suicide, and Afterlife Lowest new price: $39.95
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Author: Anne Puryear

This is the first published account of a child who committed suicide, and who subsquently communicated with his family from the "other side." Anne wrote this book to alert parents and teens to suicide warning signs and also to help console the family and friends of children who take their lives. This is a book of healing, inspiration and warning.


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Suicide As a Cultural Institution in Dostoevsky's Russia

Suicide As a Cultural Institution in Dostoevsky's Russia Lowest new price: $89.43
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Author: Irina Paperno
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"Inspired by the interpretive dilemma of suicide in nineteenth-century Russia, Paperno offers a superb reading of contemporary responses, across genres and philosophical divides. A fascinating view of the symbolic recesses of a culture in transition."--Laura Engelstein, author of The Keys to Happiness: Sex and the Search for Modernity in Fin-de-Sicle Russia

In the popular and scientific imagination, suicide has always been an enigmatic act that defies, and yet demands, explanation. Throughout the centuries, philosophers and writers, journalists and scientists have attempted to endow this act with meaning. In the nineteenth century, and especially in Russia, suicide became the focus for discussion of such issues as the immortality of the soul, free will and determinism, the physical and the spiritual, the individual and the social. Analyzing a variety of sources--medical reports, social treatises, legal codes, newspaper articles, fiction, private documents left by suicides--Irina Paperno describes the search for the meaning of suicide. Paperno focuses on Russia of the 1860s-1880s, when suicide was at the center of public attention.


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Suicide: Closing the Exits

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Author: Ronald V. Clarke

This book reports a program of research concerned with the possibility of as guns, drugs, preventing suicide by restricting access to lethal agents, such and carbon monoxide. To many people, it may seem implausible that deeply unhappy people could be prevented from killing themselves by "closing the exits, " but the suggestion is by no means a new one and has been current in the journals for some time. This book is the first major exposition of the idea, however, with the evidence collected in one place and an examination of the implications for understanding the suicidal person and for preventing suicide. We hope to convince public health officials that, although the idea is largely disregarded at present, restricting access to lethal agents should take its place as a major preventive strategy along with the psychiatric treatment of depressed and suicidal individuals and the establishment of suicide pre­ in communities to counsel those who are suicidal or in crisis. vention centers We came to this position by two different routes. R. c. 's interest derived from a concern with the role of opportunity in crime. This originated in his doctoral research dealing, not with suicide, but with another form of escape-absconding from training schools for young offenders. He found that the variance in absconding was explained more by the opportunities to abscond presented by the school's environment and regime than by the offender's history or personality.

Tammy: A Biography of a Young Girl

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Author: Melanie Bellah
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Suicide in French Thought from Montesquieu to Cioran (Studies in the Humanities)

Suicide in French Thought from Montesquieu to Cioran (Studies in the Humanities) Lowest new price: $71.34
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Author: Zilla Gabrielle Cahn
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Suicide stems in large part from the human condition and, as such, is not a problem that can be solved. Former draconian and punitive laws against it have in the main been eliminated, but it remains a stigma and a heartache. In the twentieth century, suicide has become a problem for sociologists, psychiatrists, and social policymakers to «solve.» In past centuries, however, suicide was a subject most fit for philosophers, theologians, writers, and, as the nineteenth century progressed, physicians. What establishes itself clearly throughout is that social attitudes and public policies toward suicide, as toward other important human issues, mirror the needs and peculiar circumstances of a culture. Yet sanctions against suicide, except in highly prescribed instances, transcend cultural specificity. To the question when, if ever, is suicide permissible, Western peoples and institutions, both secular and religious, reply, never. Duty to others, to God, to society, or to all of these, virtually always overrides personal desire or reasons to commit suicide.


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Perspectives on Suicide

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The Winning Attitude

The Winning Attitude Lowest new price: $5.71
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Author: Tim Hibsman

The stress and pain of life is too much for George to bear on his 30th birthday. When nobody remembers his birthday, he decides to end it all. When he arrives home there is a surprise party waiting. He is so determined to commit suicide that he is annoyed with the party interrupting his plans. His friends and family all "chipped in" and bought him a cheap cruise. George decides he can postpone his suicide till after the vacation. Once on the ship, he dicovers it is an "old rust bucket" with a strange collection of weird passengers and crew. After observing their lives, he concludes that they are worse off than him. He talks to them and tries to find out what keeps them going and slowly formulates his "Winning Attitude." Toward the end of the vacation the old sailing ship hits a reef and starts to sink. George realizes how ironic it is that when he wanted to kill himself, he couldn't; and now he must struggle and use his new attitude to survive.

Treasure In The Darkness

Treasure In The Darkness Lowest new price: $35.99
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Author: Linda Neidermyer
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This first book is a poignant and timely account of one woman's struggle to find and know the real God and what part He plays in the lives of those on a journey through grief, turmoil, and pain. Though her story, involving the death of a teenage son by suicide, is uniquely her own, no reader will be left untouched by her compelling quest to become intimately acquainted with God. In today's high stress culture, it is a timely narrative that calls forth hope from despair, beckoning us to communicate with the God who made, loves, and understands us.


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Depression and Attempted Suicide in Adolescents

Depression and Attempted Suicide in Adolescents Lowest new price: $20.48
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Author: Alan Carr

It aims to provide the practitioner with a description of depression, an explanation of factors that contribute to mood disorders and guidance on their assessment and treatment in adolescence. In addition, it aims to provide a framework for the assessment and management of adolescence that have threatened or attempted suicide.

And Then There Was One : Our Journey from Death to Rebirth

And Then There Was One : Our Journey from Death to Rebirth Lowest new price: $14.95
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Author: Margo Williams

The journal begins as the writer is engulfed in grief following the suicide death of her young adult son. "Journal writing the year following Matt's death became my passage through grief. In my anguish and despair his words and thoughts came to me leaving a peace I was sure I would never feel again and a new perspective of life beyond death."

Within the pages of this journal the readers will find honesty, comfort and reassurance as they experience their own grief or endeavor to understand the agony faced when a loved one ends his or her own life.

Counselors and other professionals seeking insight into the thoughts of those facing simlar circumstances will find the words and ideas to be honest and insightful with a new perspective for those who must continue to live.

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