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Straight Talk about Teenage Suicide
     

Straight Talk about Teenage Suicide

by Bernard Frankel, Rachel Kranz
 

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Straight Talk About Suicide provides young readers with the information they need to recognize, understand, and cope with depression and suicidal feelings in themselves and others.

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Straight Talk About Suicide provides young readers with the information they need to recognize, understand, and cope with depression and suicidal feelings in themselves and others.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7-12-A well-researched, articulate, insightful treatment of ``a rising epidemic'' that offers composite case histories of teens at risk. Although readers are cautioned that each situation is different, suicide is portrayed as a choice made in order to solve problems rather than a wish to end one's life. Topics covered include ``cluster'' suicides, myths, danger signals, and appropriate responses by peers. Also discussed is the effect on teens of the communal rootlessness and personal isolation of contemporary society and of the ``Happy All the Time'' philosophy, which pressures them to repress feelings of unhappiness. The authors urge those with thoughts of suicide to seek professional help. This is an excellent contribution to the body of literature on the subject. The measured tone, clear style, and plausible explanations and theories cut across the public atmosphere of hysteria and misconception. Another fine book that delves deeper into social history is Cynthia Lewis's Teen Suicide (Enslow, 1994). Stephen Flanders's Suicide (Facts on File, 1991) is primarily for reference. Two other useful titles are Margaret Hyde and Elizabeth Forsyth's Suicide (Watts, 1991) and Sandra Gardner and Gary Rosenberg's Teenage Suicide (Messner, 1986).-Libby K. White, Schenectady County Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816037513
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
Straight Talk Series
Edition description:
1 PBK ED
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.91(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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