Eight Stories Up: An Adolescent Chooses Hope over Suicide

Eight Stories Up: An Adolescent Chooses Hope over Suicide

by DeQuincy Lezine, David Brent
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195325575

ISBN-13: 9780195325577

Pub. Date: 04/14/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

As a teenager, DeQuincy Lezine nearly ended his own life, believing it was the only way to escape the emotional pain that was overwhelming him. Instead, Lezine was able to find expert psychiatric care, and went on to found the first university campus-based chapter of the Suicide Prevention Action Network USA.

Overview

As a teenager, DeQuincy Lezine nearly ended his own life, believing it was the only way to escape the emotional pain that was overwhelming him. Instead, Lezine was able to find expert psychiatric care, and went on to found the first university campus-based chapter of the Suicide Prevention Action Network USA.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195325577
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/14/2008
Series:
Adolescent Mental Health Initiative Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,149,234
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     xv
Preface     xix
Crisis     1
Walking Into Madness     1
A Colossal Wave of Despair     3
Death on the Mind     5
The Jump     7
Saying Goodbye     11
One of Many in a Desolate Club     16
Mourning the Thousands     25
The Background Story     26
Intelligent and Spirited Child Meets Urban Black World     27
Turbulent Beginnings     34
The Hidden Background Story: Biology and Genetics     44
"Escape" From L.A.     49
Inside the Suicidal Mind     53
Darkening Thoughts     53
Painful Emotions     58
The Look of Private Hell     62
Warning Signs, Redux     64
Psychiatric Disorders Related to Suicide     69
Riding Out the Wave of Odds     74
Getting Help     76
Psychotherapy     78
Peer Support     90
Medication 101     91
Paying for Treatment     107
The Bottom Line     109
Recovery     110
Hospital Log     111
The Immediate Aftermath of a SuicidalCrisis     115
The Road to Recovery     118
Finding the Phoenix: Where I Am Today     139
A Worse Than Average Day     140
The Big Picture     143
Rebirth: Starting Over     145
Rekindling Happiness From the Ashes     147
Find Your Inner Phoenix     148
Frequently Asked Questions     151
Glossary     163
Resources     171
Bibliography     181
Index     187

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