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Mental Health & Suicide Resources

Mental Health & Suicide Resources

Books

The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture

by Gabor Maté MD (Author), Daniel Maté

For all our expertise and technological sophistication, Western medicine often fails to treat the whole person, ignoring how today’s culture stresses the body, burdens the immune system, and undermines emotional balance. In The Myth of Normal, co-written with his son Daniel, Maté brings his perspective to the great untangling of common myths about what makes us sick, connects the dots between the maladies of individuals and the declining soundness of society, and offers a compassionate guide for health and healing. The result is Maté’s most ambitious and urgent book yet.

Aftermath: Picking Up the Pieces After a Suicide

by Gary Roe

Counselor Gary Roe has made a career writing about loss and his expert advice and compassionate counseling may be hopeful for those dealing with the death of a loved one by suicide. How do you pick up the pieces after someone you loved took their life? Roe wrote Aftermath as an outline for connecting with loved ones around you and finding compassion for yourself during an undeniably difficult time.

Dear,

by Justin Kemp

What is Happiness? Embark on the journey as 4 different minorities share their stories in search to answer this question. Explore the harsh topics of mental health, social justice, suicide, and heartbreak through the experiences of the characters. Enjoy the attention to detail and embrace the emotions.

Undoing Suicidism: A Trans, Queer, Crip Approach to Rethinking (Assisted)

by Alexandre Baril

In Undoing Suicidism, Alexandre Baril argues that suicidal people are oppressed by what he calls structural suicidism, a hidden oppression that, until now, has been unnamed and under-theorized. Each year, suicidism and its preventionist script and strategies reproduce violence and cause additional harm and death among suicidal people through forms of criminalization, incarceration, discrimination, stigmatization, and pathologization. This is particularly true for marginalized groups experiencing multiple oppressions, including queer, trans, disabled, or Mad people.

When It Is Darkest: Why People Die by Suicide and What We Can Do to Prevent It

by Rory O’Connor

When you are faced with the unthinkable, this is the book you can turn to.

Suicide is baffling and devastating in equal measures, and it can affect any one of us: one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds. Yet despite the scale of the devastation, for family members and friends, suicide is still poorly understood.

Drawing on decades of work in the field of suicide prevention and research, and having been bereaved by suicide twice, Professor O’Connor is here to help. This book will untangle the complex reasons behind suicide and dispel any unhelpful myths. For those trying to help someone vulnerable, it will provide indispensable advice on communication, stressing the importance of listening to fears and anxieties without judgment. And for those who are struggling to get through the tragedy of suicide, it will help you find strength in the darkest of places.