Synopses & Reviews
Choosing to Live is the first self-help guide addressed to those who are considering suicide. In an empathetic nonjudgmental tone, the authors provide tools to help readers assess the risk and understand the factors that reinforce suicidal talk and behaviors. A step-by-step program for change shows how to replace negative beliefs and develop alternative skills for solving problems. For professionals who are helping seriously depressed clients, Choosing to Live offers the clear guidance of a treatment manual plus readings and exercises for clients to do at home.
"Anyone who has contemplated suicide and anyone with a suicidal loved one will profit from the straightforward and helpful suggestions in this book".--Danny Wedding, Ph.D., M.P.H., Director, Missouri Institute of Mental Health. ". . . this easy-to-read book can help suicidal people understand their suffering while they take charge of their own healing".--Paul G. Quinnett, Ph.D., author of SUICIDE: THE FOREVER DECISION.
This is the first self-help guide addressed to those who are considering suicide. A step-bystep program for change shows how to replace negative beliefs, feel better through coping, and develop alternative skills for solving problems in their lives.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -) and index.
About the Author
Thomas E. Ellis, Psy.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at the West Virginia University School of Medicine.
Cory F. Newman, Ph.D., is clinical director of the Center for Cognitive Therapy and an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
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