Care For Them: Doreen Cammarata, Grief Guidance, In.,
An Illustrated book that explains depression and suicide in child friendly language.
Understanding Depression: What We Know and What You Can Do About It
J. Raymond DePaulo Jr., M.D. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002. The Psychiatrist-in-Chief of the John Hopkins Hospital presents a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to depression, including the latest research in brain chemistry, psychology and pharmacology.
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. In this memoir, the author, an international authority on bipolar disorder, describes her own struggle since adolescence with the disorder, and how it has shaped her life.
Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide
Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. Weaving together an in-depth psychological and scientific exploration of the subject, this book traces the network of reasons underlying suicide, including the factors that interact to cause suicide, and the evolving treatments available from modern medicine. Includes a particular focus on suicide by adolescents and young adults.
William Styron, Random House, 1990. A powerful and moving first-hand account of what depression feels like to the sufferer.
No One Saw My Pain: Why Teens Kill Themselves
Andrew Slaby and Lili Frank Garfinkle, W.W. Norton and Company, 1995. Written by an expert on suicide in young adults, this book looks at many examples of adolescent suicide and explores the complex factors that may contribute to it.
Helping Your Angry Child
Nemeth, Ray, & Schexnayder
The title proposes a way to help an angry child, but the main emphasis of this thorough workbook is healthy parenting. It describes the communication and interaction that produce healthy children and families from infancy, identifying risk and patterns that determine behavior. There are exercises for children at risk, worksheets for parents to asses their own ability to work through a difficult situation, and follow-up activities to judge progress. This is an intensive program designed for ongoing use, and an excellent tool for committed parents.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800- 273 –TALK (8255)