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

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“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.

Synopsis:

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in our lifetimes 80 percent of us will have some up-close experience with the suicide of someone we know. And more than 20 percent of us will have a family member die by suicide. Journalist Eric Marcus knows this better than most people. In 1970, his father took his life at the age of 44. In 2008, his 49-year-old sister-in-law took her life as well.

In a completely revised and updated edition of the landmark original Why Suicide ?, Eric Marcus offers thoughtful answers to scores of questions about this complex, painful issue, from how to recognize the signs of someone who is suicidal to strategies for coping in the aftermath of a loved one's death.

No matter what the circumstances, those of us who are affected by suicide are left with difficult and disturbing questions:

  • Why did they do it?
  • Was it my fault?
  • What should I tell people when they ask what happened?
  • Is someone who attempts suicide likely to try again?
  • What should I do if I'm thinking of killing myself?

Drawing from his own experience, as well as interviews with people who have been touched by suicide, Eric Marcus cuts through the veil of silence and misunderstanding to bring clarity, reassurance, and comfort to those who so desperately need it.

Synopsis:

You Are Not Alone

No matter what the circumstances, those of us who are touched at some point in life by suicide are left with difficult, disturbing, and seemingly unanswerable questions. Whether you’re struggling in the aftermath of a loved one’s suicide, worried about a depressed child’s risk, or concerned about your own feelings of not wanting to live, Why Suicide offers thoughtful and straightforward answers to scores of questions about this complex and painful issue.

About the Author

Eric Marcusis a respected expert on gay issues and the author of a dozen books, including Making Gay Historyand Together Forever, and is coauthor with Greg Louganis of the #1 New York Timesbestselling Breaking the Surface.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062003911
Author:
Marcus, Eric
Publisher:
HarperOne
Author:
Eric
Author:
Marcus
Subject:
Suicide
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Sociology-Suicide
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.90x5.20x.60 in. .40 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in our lifetimes 80 percent of us will have some up-close experience with the suicide of someone we know. And more than 20 percent of us will have a family member die by suicide. Journalist Eric Marcus knows this better than most people. In 1970, his father took his life at the age of 44. In 2008, his 49-year-old sister-in-law took her life as well.

In a completely revised and updated edition of the landmark original Why Suicide ?, Eric Marcus offers thoughtful answers to scores of questions about this complex, painful issue, from how to recognize the signs of someone who is suicidal to strategies for coping in the aftermath of a loved one's death.

No matter what the circumstances, those of us who are affected by suicide are left with difficult and disturbing questions:

  • Why did they do it?
  • Was it my fault?
  • What should I tell people when they ask what happened?
  • Is someone who attempts suicide likely to try again?
  • What should I do if I'm thinking of killing myself?

Drawing from his own experience, as well as interviews with people who have been touched by suicide, Eric Marcus cuts through the veil of silence and misunderstanding to bring clarity, reassurance, and comfort to those who so desperately need it.

"Synopsis" by , You Are Not Alone

No matter what the circumstances, those of us who are touched at some point in life by suicide are left with difficult, disturbing, and seemingly unanswerable questions. Whether you’re struggling in the aftermath of a loved one’s suicide, worried about a depressed child’s risk, or concerned about your own feelings of not wanting to live, Why Suicide offers thoughtful and straightforward answers to scores of questions about this complex and painful issue.

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