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November of the Soul

November of the Soul Author George Howe Colt
ISBN-10 0743282027
Release 2006-02-21
Pages 640
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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, and exhaustive investigation into the subject of suicide. Drawing on hundreds of in-depth interviews and a fascinating survey of current knowledge, Colt provides moving case studies to offer insight into all aspects of suicide -- its cultural history, the latest biological and psychological research, the possibilities of prevention, the complexities of the right-to-die movement, and the effects on suicide's survivors. Presented with deep compassion and humanity, November of the Soul is an invaluable contribution not only to our understanding of suicide but also of the human condition.



Brothers

Brothers Author George Howe Colt
ISBN-10 9781416547785
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 480
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Blends history and memoir in an account that in alternating chapters explores the author's quest to understand the impact of his brothers on his life and the complex relationships between iconic brothers, including the Thoreaus, the Van Goghs, and the Marxes.



The Big House

The Big House Author George Howe Colt
ISBN-10 9781439124918
Release 2012-08-07
Pages 336
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Faced with the sale of the century-old family summer house on Cape Cod where he had spent forty-two summers, George Howe Colt returned for one last stay with his wife and children. This poignant tribute to the eleven-bedroom jumble of gables, bays, and dormers that watched over weddings, divorces, deaths, anniversaries, birthdays, breakdowns, and love affairs for five generations interweaves Colt's final visit with memories of a lifetime of summers. Run-down yet romantic, The Big House stands not only as a cherished reminder of summer's ephemeral pleasures but also as a powerful symbol of a vanishing way of life.



Autopsy of a Suicidal Mind

Autopsy of a Suicidal Mind Author Edwin S. Shneidman
ISBN-10 9780195172737
Release 2004-02-26
Pages 177
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Shneidman (U. of California at Los Angeles) examines the case of an individual suicide, bringing together interviews with his family and friends, involved professionals, and "consultations" with other psychiatrists specializing in suicide in order to conduct a post-mortem "autopsy" of the psychological state that led to the young man's death.



Why People Kill Themselves

Why People Kill Themselves Author David Lester
ISBN-10 0398071144
Release 2000
Pages 384
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Why People Kill Themselves has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Why People Kill Themselves also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Why People Kill Themselves book for free.



Definition of Suicide

Definition of Suicide Author Edwin Shneidman
ISBN-10 9781461628132
Release 1977-07-07
Pages 272
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Shneidman presents basic ideas of the common characteristics of suicide. He offers a fresh definition of the phenomenon, which includes direct implications for preventive action.



Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One

Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One Author Ann Smolin
ISBN-10 1439123985
Release 2011-01-18
Pages 224
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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 of a Loved One will help you take the first steps toward healing. While each individual becomes a suicide survivor in his or her own way, there are predictable phases of pain that most survivors experience sooner or later, from the grief and depression of mourning to guilt, rage, and despair over what you have lost. You may be torturing yourself with repetitive questions such as "What if...?" "Why didn't we...?" and "Why, why, why?" Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One will steer you away from this all-too-common tendency to blame yourself and will put you on the path to healing and recovery. Remember, your wounds can heal and you can recover. Filled with case studies, excellent information, valuable advice, and a completely up-to-date reading list and directory of suicide support groups nationwide, this valuable book will give you the strength and hope to go on living.



Follow Me Down

Follow Me Down Author Shelby Foote
ISBN-10 9780307779281
Release 2011-05-25
Pages 288
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A mesmerizing novel of faith, passion, and murder by the author of The Civil War: A Narrative. Drawing on themes as old as the Bible, Foote's novel compels us to inhabit lives obsessed with sin and starving for redemption. A work reminiscent of both Faulkner and O'Connor, yet utterly original. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Comprehending Suicide

Comprehending Suicide Author Edwin S. Shneidman
ISBN-10 1557987432
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 215
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Drawing on more than 60 years of experience in the field of suicidology, Edwin S. Shneidman has compiled and reflected on the 13 most thought-provoking works on suicide from the 20th century. Serving a large audience, this volume will be of interest to those doing research, those helping prevent suicide through community intervention or clinical practice, and those who have been touched by suicide in some personal capacity.



Myths about Suicide

Myths about Suicide Author Thomas E. Joiner
ISBN-10 0674048229
Release 2010
Pages 288
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We need to get it in our heads that suicide is not easy, painless, cowardly, selfish, vengeful, selfmasterful, or rash; that it is not caused by breast augmentation, medicines, "slow" methods like smoking or anorexia, or, as some psychoanalysts thought, things like masturbation; that it is partly genetic and influenced by mental disorders, themselves often agonizing; and that it is preventable and treatable.



Chicken Soup for the Ocean Lover s Soul

Chicken Soup for the Ocean Lover s Soul Author Jack Canfield
ISBN-10 9781453280621
Release 2012-09-25
Pages 400
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All of us, at one time or another, find ourselves inexplicably drawn to the sea. For some, it's a place for reflection or romance. For others, it's the thrill of watching surf crash against a sandy white beach or studying the kaleidoscope of life among a tropical coral reef.



The Game

The Game Author George Howe Colt
ISBN-10 1501104780
Release 2018-10-09
Pages 368
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From the author of the bestselling National Book Award finalist The Big House comes a story in the tradition of The Boys in the Boat about an unforgettable group of young athletes who battled in the legendary Harvard-Yale football game of 1968 amidst the sweeping currents of one of the most transformative years in American history. On November 23, 1968, near the end of a turbulent and memorable year, there was a football game that would also prove turbulent and memorable: the season-ending clash between Harvard and Yale. Both teams entered undefeated and, technically at least, came out undefeated. The final score was 29-29. To some of the players on the field, it was a triumph; to others a tragedy. And to many, the reasons had as much to do with one side’s miraculous comeback in the game’s final 42 seconds as it did with the months that preceded it, months that witnessed the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy, police brutality at the Democratic National Convention, inner-city riots, campus takeovers, and, looming over everything, the war in Vietnam. George Howe Colt’s The Game is the story of that iconic American year, as seen through the young men who lived it and were changed by it. One player had recently returned from eight months under fire in Vietnam. Two were members of the radical antiwar group SDS. There was an all-American football hero whose nickname was “God.” There was one NFL prospect who quit to devote his time to black altruism, another who went on to be Hall-of-Famer Calvin Hill. There was a postal clerk’s son who worried about fitting in with the preppies, and a wealthy WASP eager to prove he could handle the blue-collar kids’ hits. There was a guard named Tommy Lee Jones, and fullback who dated a young Meryl Streep. They came from every class and background, but played side by side and together forged a moment of startling grace in the midst of the storm. Vivid, lively, and constantly surprising, this magnificent and intimate work of history is the story of ordinary people in an extraordinary time, and of a country facing issues that we continue to wrestle with to this day.



The End

The End Author Adam Rudolph
ISBN-10 1974293246
Release 2017-09-20
Pages 260
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It has been said that happiness comes from within. Yet, no one has ever really elaborated on how to find it there. We are often led to believe we must traverse a dark, treacherous, and seemingly endless maze in order to find that ever-elusive enigma called "happiness" in the infinite expanse that is our soul. When a young man that Adam has known all of his life tries to kill himself, he struggles to understand why. As the young man lies in a hospital bed, his impending death looms over them, and they go on a journey of self-discovery. During their search for Truth, they find that the walls of the maze to happiness are made up of lies. Lies we have been told by others and lies we tell ourselves. Lies about what depression really is and how it can be "cured." Lies about suicide. Lies about the meaning of life, and our true nature. Lies about what it is to be a human being. They find that maybe the best path through the maze is not around the walls built of deception, but over them. Because the more Truth one finds, the faster those walls crumble. And all one must do is simply step over them.



Redeployment

Redeployment Author Phil Klay
ISBN-10 9780143126829
Release 2015
Pages 291
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"Taking readers to the front lines of the war in Iraq and back, Redeployment asks us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned"--Back cover.



Understanding Suicide and Its Prevention

Understanding Suicide and Its Prevention Author Federico Sanchez
ISBN-10 9781453517109
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 514
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Finally, a book that explains suicide using the latest research in suicidology. A must-read for mental health professionals and the survivors of suicide who want to understand why suicide happens. The material in this book should be incorporated into the curriculum of psychology and psychiatry because suicide is such a vital topic that is hardly covered in medical schools due to the lack of a coherent theory of the brain in general and suicide in particular. This is an important book for all professionals who deal with mental disorders in general and suicide in particular. It is the author's fifth book where suicide is explained, not as a mysterious process, but as a natural consequence of the reactions of the brain under certain conditions when suffering mental disorders. The author begins with a brief summary of the statistics of the whos, the hows, and the wheres of suicide. This gives us a clear idea of the magnitude of the problem of suicide, of the cost, not only in lives, but of the emotional toll of the survivors, as well as the financial burdens on society as a whole. Then, as an important first step to understanding the medical community's standard approaches to mental disease, he reviews briefly the current psychiatric terminology and the diagnostic tools concerning mental disorders. He presents the most accepted current theories and models of suicide. He explains what a psychiatric emergency is and what to expect if one ever encounters such a situation. And he explains how suicide risk assessment is currently done, along with other important considerations. He proceeds to explain in everyday language, where possible, his theory of how the brain works, beginning with a simple explanation of how neurons communicate with each other. Later he explains how the brain controls the body and how we see with the back of our heads, how memory systems become a logical extension or expansion of our sensory and motor systems. Awareness and attention are introduced, first as an evolutionary tool that aids the senses gather more information from the environment and, ultimately, as tools that aid in thinking, reasoning, and constructing our past, our lives, and our identities. But all this would mean nothing without the introduction of emotions and how the brain constructs contexts. He explains how emotions are an integral part of memories and how these are related to contexts, how, basically, the brain has created a very concise and compact filing memory system. A clear explanation of how emotions are triggered, regulated, and dissipated is next. These lead to a learned discussion of how these various systems can go haywire causing mental disorders. A brief, but perhaps new and revolutionary approach to these mental disorders is presented next, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Delirium, Dementia, and Other Amnestic Disorders, Manic Depression and Depression, and Schizophrenia. Ultimately, it becomes clear how, under certain conditions, these disorders can lead to suicide. The difference between attempters and completers is also explained. He then presents a suicide autopsy as an exercise to show how varied the opinions of experts in the field of suicidology are and compares it to his own theories and lets the reader decide for himself who is closer to the truth. The fallacy of many expert opinions of where research needs to go is presented. The book gives a few words of advice on various therapies and the rationality of their approaches and cautions against their limitations. The book devotes a chapter to suicide prevention in the military and how these efforts are bound to fail and another chapter on suicide prevention. The author makes important suggestions of how to prevent suicide and lessen suicide rates, particularly among the young. And lastly, a chapter is devoted to the specifics of grief for suicide survivors.



The Price of Altruism George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness

The Price of Altruism  George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness Author Oren Harman
ISBN-10 9780393339994
Release 2011-06-20
Pages 451
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Describes the intellectual journey of eccentric American genius George Price, who tried to answer the evolutionary riddle of why people are nice, and eventually gave away all his belongings and took his own life in a squatter's flat.



The Final Leap

The Final Leap Author John Bateson
ISBN-10 9780520951402
Release 2012-04-18
Pages 322
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The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most beautiful and most photographed structures in the world. It’s also the most deadly. Since it opened in 1937, more than 1,500 people have died jumping off the bridge, making it the top suicide site on earth. It’s also the only international landmark without a suicide barrier. Weaving drama, tragedy, and politics against the backdrop of a world-famous city, The Final Leap is the first book ever written about Golden Gate Bridge suicides. John Bateson leads us on a fascinating journey that uncovers the reasons for the design decision that led to so many deaths, provides insight into the phenomenon of suicide, and examines arguments for and against a suicide barrier. He tells the stories of those who have died, the few who have survived, and those who have been affected—from loving families to the Coast Guard, from the coroner to suicide prevention advocates.