Year: 2008 Source: New York, NY: Oxford University Press, (2008). 194p. SIEC No: 20080516

In this book, the author recounts his bright but troubled youth, his deteriorating state of mind in college, & how this led him to make a detailed suicide plan. The book offers practical advice for other young people & draws on the expertise of a psychiatrist to provide information on how to seek psychiatric treatment, how to get the most out of professional treatment, & how to talk to loved ones about suicidal thoughts. Risk factors for suicide in young people, the different types of therapies that help to prevent suicide, & how to stay healthy at home & school are other topics that are discussed.