Eight Stories Up

Eight Stories Up : An Adolescent Chooses Hope Over Suicide

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This is a book for adolescents who have contemplated suicide, or who may be at risk for doing so. As a teenager, author DeQuincy Lezine was one of the many young people each year who attempt suicide. Instead, he sought psychiatric help and went on to found the first ever campus-based chapter of the Suicide Prevention Action Network USA. In Eight Stories Up, Lezine discusses his own struggles with suicidal thoughts and provides valuable information that young people need, such as how to find professional help, what types of problems and illnesses may lead to suicidal behaviours, available therapies, and how to cope at home and at school.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 150 x 212 x 19mm | 442g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195325567
  • 9780195325560

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"Eight Stories Up is a practical, useful, and compelling book that should be in every high school library and on every therapist's shelf. Lezine and Brent have taken the complex, multifaceted problem of suicide and put it into language and examples that everyone can benefit from.Eight Stories Up clears up the confusion about suicide, answers the questions so many have, and sheds light on the practical, real-life struggle of one teen who overcame the demons, myths, and horrors of mental illness. As you walk through the author's life in this book, you will relate, learn, and develop your own insights to help get you through. What a fabulous book of hope and inspiration for anyone who feels their life might be over. Read Eight Stories Up and you will know that it is not!"--Daniel J. Reidenberg, Psy.D., FAPA, Executive Director (SAVE) Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, and Fellow, American Psychotherapy Association"[P]owerful...In short, this book puts the complex, multifaceted problem of suicide into language and examples that everyone can understand and use. It should be in every high school and college library and on every therapist's shelf. Offering hope to suicidal youth, who typically feel that no one will understand their pain and who doubt that anyone cares enough to help, this book will inspire suicidal teens to seek help."--Choice"Quix's direct experience as a suicide attempter, combined with his PhD education in psychological research, provides a unique perspective from which parents and professionals working with struggling teens can gain insight and understanding into the complex world of a suicidal mind."--Sue Blauner, author of How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me: One Person's Guide to Suicide Preventionshow more

About DeQuincy A. Lezine

DeQuincy A. Lezine, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Rochester Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide. David Brent, MD, is Academic Chief of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, and Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics & Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he holds the Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies.show more

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