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by Robert Thomas BOA Editions Ltd. (October 20, 2014)

Bridge exposes a brilliant, furious mind treading the jagged terrain of mental illness, murder, and suicide in modern-day San Francisco.

The Reckoning

by Andrew Solomon Scribner (May 26, 2014)

First published in The New Yorker, ?Solomon tells the story of Peter Lanza, the father of Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary shooter. Read it?it?s moving, brave and just profoundly human and sad....There...

Leaving You: The Cultural Meaning of Suicide

by Lisa Lieberman Ivan R. Dee (April 08, 2003)

At heart, suicide is a subversive act. How is it, then, that the act of suicide has come to be viewed as the last refuge of the self-destructive victim? The author explores the puzzle of this reigning perception...

Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One

by Ann Smolin Touchstone (January 18, 2011)

Too often people suffering the aftermath of a suicide suffer alone. As the survivor of a person who has ended his or her own life, you are left a painful legacy -- and not one that you chose. Healing After the...

Suicide Prevention Contracting: The Pitfalls, Perils, and Seven Safer Alternatives

by Stephen J. Edwards Jason Aronson, Inc. (December 11, 2013)

Suicide Prevention Contracting: The Pitfalls, Perils, and Seven Safer Alternatives demonstrates that suicide prevention contracting, a widely adopted but little-understood form of suicide prevention, is almost...

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

by Kevin Hines & Dr. Daniel J. Reidenberg Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 27, 2013)

This work is about the art of living mentally well. Told through the first-hand experience of mental health advocate, activist and speaker Kevin Hines (who has bipolar disorder), the story is an honest account...

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours: Working with Individuals at Risk and their Families

by David Aldridge & Sergio Perez Jessica Kingsley Publishers (February 15, 2012)

This book explains the classifications and manifestations of suicide, risk factors, at-risk groups and warning signs. Advice on effective communication and strategies for distress management are offered for...

Death Becomes Them

by Alix Strauss HarperCollins e-books (September 15, 2009)

Author Alix Strauss takes a provocative look at the self-imposed deaths of the famous and infamous in Death Becomes Them. In this fascinating and intimate chronicle of celebrity suicides, the spotlight shines...

Teen Suicide Risk: A Practitioner Guide to Screening, Assessment, and Management

by Cheryl A. King, Cynthia Ewell Foster & Kelly M. Rogalski The Guilford Press (May 10, 2013)

Meeting a vital need, this book helps clinicians rapidly identify risks for suicidal behavior and manage an at-risk teen's ongoing care. It provides clear guidelines for conducting suicide risk screenings and...

Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide Revised Edition

by Christopher Lukas & Henry M Seiden Jessica Kingsley Publishers (April 15, 2007)

Silent Grief is a book for and about "suicide survivors" - those who have been left behind by the suicide of a friend or loved one. Written by a suicide survivor, this book gives valuable insights into living...

Why Suicide?

by Eric Marcus HarperOne (February 19, 2013)

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in our lifetimes 80 percent of us will have some up-close experience with the suicide of someone we know. And more than 20 percent of us will have...

Grieving a Suicide

by Albert Y. Hsu Ivp Books (July 04, 2017)

  • A 2003 Finalist in the United Kingdom Christian Book Awards

I Understand

by Vonnie Woodrick & Mariel Hemingway Eerdmans (September 01, 2020)

Time doesn’t heal—love heals


When Vonnie Woodrick lost her husband Rob to suicide in 2003, she was faced with a series of decisions. How would she move on? How would she support and raise her three children...

Still Crying for Help

by Sadia Messaili & Aleshia Jensen Baraka Books (August 28, 2020)

A 32-year-old man with mental illness ends his life. Could he have been saved? What care did he receive? Did antipsychotics help or are they a modern-day straitjacket? Ferid Ferkovic, the author's son, committed...

The Incurable Romantic

by Frank Tallis Basic Books (September 17, 2018)

A psychologist explores the intersection of love and madness through the riveting stories of the patients he has treated

In The Incurable Romantic, Frank Tallis recounts the extraordinary stories of patients...

What Made Maddy Run

by Kate Fagan Little, Brown and Company (July 31, 2017)

The heartbreaking story of college athlete Madison Holleran, whose life and death by suicide reveal the struggle of young people suffering from mental illness today in this #1 New York Times Sports and Fitness...

The Future Tense of Joy

by Jessica Teich Seal Press (October 17, 2016)

"Jessica Teich's understanding of trauma is the infallible authority upon which her tale rests. But the delicacy and nuance with which she renders this story is that of a poet." -- Meryl Streep

Jessica Teich...

Weapons of Mass Destruction

by Margaret Vandenburg & MacLeod Andrews Blackstone Publishing (October 31, 2015)

For patriots like Billy Sinclair, the Iraq War started on 9/11. He is primed to kill in the backwoods of Montana, hunting with his buddy Pete under the tutelage of his grandfather, a decorated World War II veteran....

All the Things We Never Knew

by Sheila Hamilton Blackstone Publishing (October 20, 2015)

Even as a reporter, Sheila Hamilton missed the signs as her husband David's mental illness unfolded before her. By the time she had pieced together the puzzle, it was too late. Her once brilliant, intense, and...

What Made Maddy Run

by Kate Fagan Little, Brown & Company (August 01, 2017)

The heartbreaking story of college athlete Madison Holleran, whose life and death by suicide reveal the struggle of young people suffering from mental illness today in this #1 New York Times Sports and Fitness...

A Long-Shadowed Grief: Suicide and Its Aftermath

by Harold Ivan Smith Cowley Publications (January 25, 2007)

In the aftermath of suicide, friends and family face a long road of grief and reflection. With a sympathetic eye and a firm hand, Harold Ivan Smith searches for the place of the spirit in the wake of suicide....

Facing the Dragon

by David Parnell & Amy Hagberg Health Communications Inc Eb (November 02, 2010)

After more than twenty-three years addicted to methamphetamine and other drugs, David Parnell put an SKS assault rifle under his chin and pulled the trigger.

The blast took off half his face, yet somehow he...

How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me, Revised Edition

by Susan Rose Blauner William Morrow Paperbacks (June 11, 2019)


Suicide has touched the lives of nearly half of all Americans, yet it is rarely talked about openly. In her highly acclaimed book, Susan Blauner—a survivor...

Life After Suicide

by Jennifer Ashton, M.D. William Morrow (May 07, 2019)

From the chief medical correspondent of ABC News, an eloquent, heartbreaking, yet hopeful memoir of surviving the suicide of a loved one, examining this dangerous epidemic and offering first-hand knowledge and...

There Are No Two Marrows

by R. J. Unger Grosvenor House Publishing (May 04, 2018)

“There Are No Two Marrows” explores, with great humour, a real modern-day dilemma. Archie, a somewhat eccentric retired coal miner with traditional northern passions and pastimes, informs his family, out...


by Magda V. Grant Magda V. Grant (August 31, 2017)

The Winters family is in turmoil. David Winters, a prominent San Francisco Symphony musician, has suffered a life-changing injury in a car crash.

His wife drops out of a delayed college education to take care...

Regarding Megan Marie: Conquering Depression and Acquiring the Skill of Happiness

by Megan Bussen Orange Dragonfly Publishing (December 17, 2017)

Megan Marie Bussen attempted suicide in 2010. After many months in a mental health facility, she climbed her way back out of the darkness and found life once again. This is a story for anyone who struggles with...

Spiritual Secrets About Suicide

by Annette M. Eckart Bridge for Peace Publishers (October 01, 2017)

Do you struggle with suicidal thoughts?  Do you know someone who is depressed?  Do you minister to people who are contemplating suicide?  Then Spiritual Secrets About Suicide was written for you!


Double Dipping

by Rote Writer Rote Writer Publishing (October 16, 2017)

You know that feeling. That feeling you’ve been caught. Caught doing something maybe you shouldn’t have been doing. Well the other day Friendo receives a letter from Social Assistance letting him know just...

Surviving Suicide

by Victoria Polmatier & Kerri Miller ToviLive, LLC dba Mystic Haven Press (September 12, 2017)

Some things in life require we walk through fire to get to the other side. Surviving the suicide of your child is one of those things. In Surviving Suicide, Victoria Polmatier relates the agonizing first year...


by Anthony Davila Anthony Davila (May 21, 2017)

Since September 11th, America’s decision makers have examined issues related to training as it pertains to emergency responders to a suicide bombing incident, relationships between communities with police,...

Moving A Nation to Care

by Ilona Meagher & Robert Roerich Ig Publishing (May 01, 2007)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in our returning combat troops is one of the most catastrophic issues confronting our nation. Yet, despite the fact that nearly 20 percent of the over half million troops...


by Kerry-Lee Powell Biblioasis (October 01, 2014)

"Powerful ... full of dark nostalgia."—Nathan Englander

The Lifeboat

All night in his lifeboat my father sang

to keep the voices of the other men

who cried in the wreckage from reaching him,

he sang what he knew...

All the Things We Never Knew

by Sheila Hamilton Da Capo Press (October 13, 2015)

A reporter chases the biggest story of her life—her husband's descent into mental illness.

Even as a reporter, Sheila Hamilton missed the signs as her husband David's mental illness unfolded before her. By the...

To Die in Cuba

by Louis A. Pérez Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2012)

For much of the nineteenth century and all of the twentieth, the per capita rate of suicide in Cuba was the highest in Latin America and among the highest in the world--a condition made all the more extraordinary...

November of the Soul

by George Howe Colt Scribner (February 21, 2006)

Written with the same graceful narrative voice that made his bestselling National Book Award finalist The Big House such a success, George Howe Colt's November of the Soul is a compassionate, compelling, thought-provoking,...

Living Through Suicide Loss with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD): An Insider Guide for Individuals, Family, Friends, and Professional Responders

by Lisa Morgan Jessica Kingsley Publishers (November 19, 2016)

Losing someone to suicide brings daily tribulations and long-term challenges. These challenges are exacerbated when you have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This book looks at how suicide loss is experienced...

Grief Diaries: How to Help the Newly Bereaved

by Lynda Cheldelin Fell, Mary Lee Robinson & Annah Elizabeth AlyBlue Media (April 07, 2016)

When someone loses a loved one, what do you say? What can you do? How to Help the Newly Bereaved is a powerful guidebook of suggestions and tips by 22 experts, the bereaved themselves, who share the support...

Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss by Suicide

by Lynda Cheldelin Fell & Sharon Ehlers AlyBlue Media (December 17, 2015)

Part of the 5-star book series, Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss by Suicide shares the journeys of 12 women seeking to find hope and healing in the aftermath of losing a loved one to suicide.

A two-time award-winning...

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy with People at Risk of Suicide: Working with People at Risk of Suicide

by Mark Williams, Melanie Fennell, Thorsten Barnhofer & Rebecca Crane et al. The Guilford Press (August 12, 2015)

Grounded in extensive research and clinical experience, this book describes how to adapt mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) for participants who struggle with recurrent suicidal thoughts and impulses....

How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me

by Susan Rose Blauner HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

“Sue Blauner’s you-are-there account . . . offers insight and understanding to anyone who has been touched by suicide.”—Joan Anderson, author of A Year by the Sea

An epidemic of international proportions,...

A Different Kind of Same: A Memoir

by Kelley Clink She Writes Press (June 09, 2015)

Several years before Kelley Clink's brother hanged himself, she attempted suicide by overdose. In the aftermath of his death, she traces the evolution of both their illnesses, and wonders: If he couldn't make...