book for families dealing with Suicide?

book for families dealing with Suicide?

Postby talkthedog » August 17th, 2014, 10:11 am

Anyone have an easy to understand book for people that might not understand why someone would kill themselves. My cousin killed himself yesterday. He suffered with bi-polar along with other problems. Having lived with depression I understand how he felt and why he wanted to do what he did. And everyone seems to be dealing ok so far but I know its been thrown around a lot of not understanding why.
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Re: book for families dealing with Suicide?

Postby manuel_moe_g » August 17th, 2014, 10:51 am

Resources for survivors of suicide, resources for suicide prevention, including some writings on the precursors of suicide


Resources for survivors of suicide ... n-chat.htm

google: "survivors of suicide"

A Handbook for Survivors of Suicide -- ... LFE-73.pdf ... port-group


Suicide and Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide Prevention at 1-800-273-8255

another: 1-800-SUICIDE (1 800-784-2433)

another: type "Suicide Hotline" in you favorite Internet search

another: -- Domestic & International Suicide Hotlines

These are your #1 resources, all other resources are conditional on you staying alive, and Suicide Prevention at 1-800-273-8255 is how you will stay alive.

Best online suicide-prevention collection of great resources:

"Coping with Suicidal Thoughts: A Resource for Patients" -- Suicide resource packet multipage PDF, a work-booklet using Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

Resources for helping others, including contacts to social media safety teams -- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline; Help Someone Else Online

Finally, here is a good summary of the precursors to suicide to help you understand yourself and others, it is from a PhD psychologist whose father committed suicide:

American Psychological Association - Thomas Joiner, PhD - Precursors to suicide, for yourself and others

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