No One Saw My Pain: Why Teens Kill Themselves

No One Saw My Pain: Why Teens Kill Themselves

by Lili Frank Garfinkel, Andrew E. Slaby
     
 

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Compelling profiles reveal why teens kill themselves—the signs missed, the despair overlooked.
The book not only issues a warning but alerts concerned adults to signs of suicidal depression in adolescents.
There is always a moment of shock, or horror—and for any parent, of fear—when a teenager chooses suicide. How could this happen? Didn't his

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Compelling profiles reveal why teens kill themselves—the signs missed, the despair overlooked.
The book not only issues a warning but alerts concerned adults to signs of suicidal depression in adolescents.
There is always a moment of shock, or horror—and for any parent, of fear—when a teenager chooses suicide. How could this happen? Didn't his parents know he was so depressed? She was so pretty, such a high achiever—what went wrong?
Andrew Slaby, a psychiatrist specializing in depression and crisis intervention, and Lili Garfinkel, a parent educator, shed light on these perplexing questions. They present psychological profiles of eight severely depressed adolescents who either attempted or committed suicide. In reading the teens' journals and talking with their family and friends, they found that the severity of their distress was missed, not because people around them didn't care, but because they didn't know what to look for, what questions to ask, or how to respond effectively. In addition to sharing these families' stories, the authors offer guidelines for recognizing and working with suicidal youth. In alerting readers to the factors that may lead to suicide, this book will literally save lives.

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Editorial Reviews

Larry Kutner
“An important and insightful book for parents, teachers, and anyone who works with adolescents.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393313925
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Slaby, M.D., practices in New York City.

Lili Frank Garfinkel lives in Minneapolis.

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