Why Suicide?: Questions and Answers About Suicide, Suicide Prevention, and Coping with the Suicide of Someone You Know

Why Suicide?: Questions and Answers About Suicide, Suicide Prevention, and Coping with the Suicide of Someone You Know

by Eric Marcus

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Overview

“The need for this book is obvious. Why Suicide is a must read for anyone who is a student of life.”
— John Shelby Spong, author of Eternal Life: A New Vision—Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell

 

Subtitled “Questions and Answers About Suicide, Suicide Prevention, and Coping with the Suicide of Someone You Know,” Why Suicide? by Eric Marcus is an important, non-judgmental guide that bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman calls, “compassionate, informative, and insightful.” Anyone whose life has been dramatically touched by this most shattering occurrence can find answers and solace in this extraordinary book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062003911
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/24/2010
Pages: 226
Sales rank: 292,388
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 The Basics 1

Chapter 2 How? 51

Chapter 3 Teen/Youth Suicide 58

Chapter 4 Suicide and the Elderly 72

Chapter 5 Attempted Suicide 83

Chapter 6 Prevention and Treatment 94

Chapter 7 Surviving Suicide: Coping with the Suicide of Someone You Know 119

Appendix 209

Selected Bibliography 217

Index 221

What People are Saying About This

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.”

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!”

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