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Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide - Kay Redfield Jamison
Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide
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From the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular. Night Falls Fast is tragically timely: suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of... show more
From the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular. Night Falls Fast is tragically timely: suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty-five.An internationally acknowledged authority on depressive illnesses, Dr. Jamison has also known suicide firsthand: after years of struggling with manic-depression, she tried at age twenty-eight to kill herself. Weaving together a historical and scientific exploration of the subject with personal essays on individual suicides, she brings not only her remarkable compassion and literary skill but also all of her knowledge and research to bear on this devastating problem. This is a book that helps us to understand the suicidal mind, to recognize and come to the aid of those at risk, and to comprehend the profound effects on those left behind. It is critical reading for parents, educators, and anyone wanting to understand this tragic epidemic.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375701474 (0375701478)
ASIN: 375701478
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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Hellen
Hellen rated it
Night Falls Fast is a work of non-fiction about suicide.Sacrificing correctness of statements for readability is often a trap for this kind of non-fiction, but I thought this book had very little problems with that. I appreciated the quoting of authors who attempted/committed suicide and the mention...
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5.0 expertly examining a difficult subject
The applicability of this book to my life is not appropriate. This book is far too academic for my CURRENT taste. I would have chewed this one up in seconds in graduate school, but alas that was two years ago and reading this just brought about stress. THAT SAID, its amazing, well written, well rese...
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