Why Suicide?: Answers to 200 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions about Suicide, Attempted Suicide, and Assisted Suicide

Why Suicide?: Answers to 200 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions about Suicide, Attempted Suicide, and Assisted Suicide

by Eric Marcus
     
 

“A must-read book for anyone whose life has been touched by suicide. It's compassionate, informative, and heartfelt. Do yourself a favour and start healing with this splendid book!”
DEAR ABBY

IT'S NOT JUST YOUR SECRET

Almost

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“A must-read book for anyone whose life has been touched by suicide. It's compassionate, informative, and heartfelt. Do yourself a favour and start healing with this splendid book!”
DEAR ABBY

IT'S NOT JUST YOUR SECRET

Almost

Editorial Reviews

Dear Abby
“A must-read book for anyone whose life has been touched by suicide. It’s compassionate, informative, and heartfelt. Do yourself a favor and start the healing with this splendid book!”
Joan Rivers
“It would have been such a comfort to have read this book after I lost my husband Edgar to suicide.”
Surviving Suicide
“This book is a must have.”
Library Journal
Marcus (Is It a Choice?: Answers to 300 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gays and Lesbians, LJ 6/1/93), who lost his own father to suicide at age 12, here seeks to demystify the enigma of suicide. He uses a question-and-answer format, with related questions grouped into chapters. The well-chosen selection of questions range from "Does everyone have thoughts of suicide?" to "What are the arguments against legalizing doctor-assisted suicide?" His responses reflect not only a knowledgeable and well-informed consideration of suicidology but also empathetic treatment. The typical response aims to educate by giving factual information and/or practical advice as well as to console by providing personal stories from suicide survivors. An appendix of resources includes a directory of suicide/crisis hotlines. While other books, such as George Howe Colt's The Enigma of Suicide (LJ 4/15/91), may provide a broader and more in-depth discussion of suicide as a phenomenon, Why Suicide? focuses primarily on consoling survivors and dispelling myths. A marvelous addition to suicidology collections as well as a solid choice for bibliotherapy; given the inexpensive price, it should find a place in every public library collection.-Dana L. Brumbelow, Auburn P.L., Ala.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062511669
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

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Eric Marcus is the author of several books and coauthor of Breaking the Surface, the number one  New York Times bestselling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis.

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