How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me: One Person's Guide to Suicide Prevention

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Published USA, 2003
It`s a feeling, and feelings pass, and if you talk to me I`ll help you through it, just like I did.

This is an extraordinary book. Diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and major depression, Susan Blauner survived eighteen years of suicidal ideation. To stay alive, she had to develop new coping skills and philosophies. Her book shares these `tricks of the trade`. `It`s OK to have suicidal thoughts,` she writes. `Just don`t act on them. They are just thoughts.` By surviving these moments when `your brain is trying to kill you`, and learning new ways of coping, you will gradually make your life more manageable. This is an honest and hopeful book for the suicidal thinker as well as family members. It has a lot of exercises as well, making it a useful tool for mental health practitioners.

Susan Blauner is active with national suicide prevention organizations in the USA.
Paperback. 323 pages
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