Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Life after Suicide by Jennifer Ashton
Publication Date: 2019-05-07
Dead Serious by Jane Leder (Artist)
My brother took his own life on his thirtieth birthday. My life has never been the same. Thirty plus years after publishing the first edition of Dead Serious, this second completely revised and updated edition covers new ground: bullying, social media, LGBTQ teens, suicide prevention programs, and more. Scores of teens share their stories that are often filled with hurt, disappointment, shame--yet often hope. Written for teens, adults and educators, Dead Serious: Breaking the Cycle of Teen Suicide explores the current cultural and social landscape and how the pressure-filled lives of teens today can lead to anxiety, depression--suicide. Leder's own journey of discovery after her brother's suicide informs her goal of helping to prevent teen suicide by empowering teens who are suffering and teens who can serve as peer leaders and connectors to trusted adults. The skyrocketing number of teens who take their own lives makes Dead Serious: Breaking the Cycle of Teen Suicide more relevant and important than ever. "Talking about suicide does not make matters worse. What makes matters worse is not talking."
Call Number: HV 6546 .L43 2018
Publication Date: 2017-07-18
Suicide Prevention by Samuel Knapp
This book offers essential information about assessing, managing, and providing mental health treatment for suicidal adult outpatients. Suicide is a heartbreaking phenomenon that is the result of innumerable factors embedded in the personal histories and experiences of each patient. Yet despite this complexity, research has uncovered commonalities that can enable mental health practitioners to successfully treat suicidal patients. In this book, author Sam Knapp guides readers through the full process of treating suicidal patients, from screening to relapse prevention, using effective, research-informed interventions. He explains suicidal behavior through ideation-to-action theories of suicide, and argues for the application of principle-based ethics when making treatment decisions. He emphasizes the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship, and respecting patient autonomy as much as possible in such circumstances. Throughout, he makes current research on suicide accessible and useful to practicing mental health providers, connecting it with practical approaches and case examples informed by the author's extensive clinical experience.
Call Number: HV 6545 .K537 2020
Publication Date: 2019-08-01
Understanding Suicide's Allure by Stanley Krippner; Debbie Joffe Ellis; Daryl S. Paulson
This book explains why suicide can be alluring to a person aiming to stop his or her traumatic pain--whether its source is bullying, sexual assault, war combat, or other PTSD-invoking events--and details approaches that can prevent suicide. Suicide has been a taboo topic in Western culture. The mere mention of suicide sparks reactive responses that include medical, moral, spiritual, and religious debates. As a result, the authors open an important discussion here, offering an honest and non-judgmental examination of the many aspects involved in the nature of suicide, explaining that above all, people need to learn how to support those struggling with suicidal thoughts or to intercept their own suicidal thinking. The book also includes an extensive review and evaluation of the many available mental health treatments. Special consideration is given to military suicides. U.S. soldier suicides exceed one per day and continue to rise in all military branches, while veteran suicide rates are even higher, averaging 17 per day. Communities, families, veterans, and service members are in need of tools and insights for coping with, navigating, and exposing the suicidal attitudes affecting many current and former members of the military. Incorporates academic research, media coverage, and the authors' personal experiences Includes topics associated with forms of suicide not widely addressed in other books, including evolutionary psychology, traumatic brain injury, prescription drug side-effects, and shamanism Addresses suicide in the general population as well as within the cadre of some of the nation's newest veterans--those who served in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars
Call Number: HV 6545 .K675 2021
Publication Date: 2021-01-13
Events and Websites
- If you are having thoughts of suicide, please call the Alliance Access Crisis Line, available 24 hours a day at 800-510-9132, and a licensed clinician will evaluate your situation and assist you in finding the right kind of help. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 for immediate help.
- Wake Tech Student Assistance Program- If you need to speak with a counselor immediately or outside of business hours, please contact the Student Assistance Program. It can be reached 24/7 at 704-529-1428 or 800-633-3353. Contact with the SAP is confidential and private.