How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me One Person's Guide to Suicide Prevention
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How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me One Person's Guide to Suicide Prevention

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An international epidemic, suicide has touched the lives of nearly half of all Americans, yet is rarely talked about openly. In this timely and important book, Susan Blauner breaks the silence to offer guidance and hope for those contemplating ending their lives -- and for their loved ones.

A survivor of multiple suicide attempts, Blauner eloquently describes the feelings and fantasies surrounding suicide. In a direct, nonjudgmental, and loving voice, she offers affirmations and suggestions for those experiencing life-ending thoughts, and for their friends and family. Here is an essential resource destined to be the classic guide on the subject.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 323 pages
  • 134 x 204 x 24mm | 258.55g
  • HarperSanFrancisco
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • Quill ed.
  • 0060936215
  • 9780060936211
  • 167,784

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The statistics on suicide are staggering. According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 1997 in the USA more teenagers and young adults died from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza and chronic lung disease combined. It is also an international epidemic.

Susan Blauner is the perfect emissary for a message of hope and a program of action for these millions of people. She's been though it, and speaks and writes eloquently about feelings and fantasies surrounding suicide.
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