Are you or someone you know:
* Under a lot of stress?
* Being bullied?
* Grappling with your sexual/gender identity?
* Feeling anxious/depressed?
* Struggling academically?
* Thinking about suicide?
The number of teens who take their lives continues to grow. What can you do to help break the cycle of teen suicide? Plenty. Recognize the warning signs. Don't wait until you or a friend is in crisis. Get ahead of the curve. Set up a network of peers and trusted adults that can listen and, if needed, connect to medical health professionals.
Dead Serious: Breaking the Cycle of Teen Suicide explores stories, strategies, and solutions. Suicide IS preventable.
My search for answers about why my brother and other young adults and teens take their own lives continues. This time around, I investigate new issues like bullying, social media, LGBTQ teens, and successful suicide prevention programs. While we can never say for certain why someone opts to die, we can help break the cycle of teen suicide. There is plenty we can do.
I love reading. A book is a good friend. A few years back, I bit the bullet and joined a book club. I'd avoided such clubs based on unfounded assumptions: people more interested in schmoozing with friends that discussing books. I was wrong. Since joining, I have read a host of books that I have loved. I marvel at the authors' talents and their ability to write a good story. Some of my favorite titles are: All The Light We Cannot See; Church of Marvels; Exit West (a book I never thought I'd enjoy); The Golem And The Jinni (another surprise); The Hearts of Men and so many more. I love to hold a book in my hands and avoid using a reader, unless I'm traveling. On cold winter nights, there is nothing better than lighting a fire, curling up on the sofa, and reading a wonderful book.
Dead Serious: Second Edition
most good friends will do whatever it takes to be there for each other.