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Summary: A grieving father seeks answers after his fourteen-year-old son dies by suicide. He uncovers painful truths about the lives of teens, the impact of unfettered access to internet and social media, and the shocking rise of depression among America's youth. The journey brings him together with young suicide survivors, prevention experts, and parents trying to understand the 70% increase in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TEL

Goldsmith, Connie

Summary: What causes people to take their lives? How can suicides be prevented? Looking beyond common myths and misconceptions, Understanding Suicide examines common risk factors including mental illness, substance abuse, domestic abuse, and bullying.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 362.2 GOL

Pettit, Jeremy W.

Summary: "Suicide is the second leading cause of death among teens in the US, and the need for effective prevention has never been greater. Written by two adolescent suicide experts, this gentle and effective guide will help teens overcome suicidal thoughts by reducing emotional pain, increasing hope, and building meaningful connections. Readers will learn specific skills grounded in evidence-based...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Instant Help Books 2022

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 362.28 PET

Breggin, Peter Roger

Summary: In a study of the side effects of psychotropic drugs that are being used to treat a variety of mental and emotional ailments, it looks at the influence of antidepressants, stimulants and tranquilizers in a scathing indictment of the pharmaceutical industry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.86 BRE

Summary: Mr. Badii, ceaselessly driving through the red-brown hills around Tehran in search of assistance in his suicide, receives from each of the men he asks for help a viewpoint on life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 1999

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN TAS

Itō, Junji

Summary: "Ryusuke returns to the town he once lived in because rumors are swirling about girls killing themselves after encountering a bewitchingly handsome young man. Harboring his own secret from time spent in this town, Ryusuke attempts to capture the beautiful boy and close the case... Starting with the strikingly bloody 'Lovesickness,' this volume collects ten stories showcasing horror master Junji...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: VIZ Media, LLC 2021

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Joiner, Thomas E.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.858445 JOI

Summary: Haunted by the mysterious loss of her grandmother many years before, a beautiful young mother (Makiko Esumi as Yumiko) struggles to come to terms with the sudden loss of her husband. Yumiko remarries and with her young son moves to her new husband's home in a remote village on the wild, untamed Sea of Japan. There, with time, she awakens to find love, understanding, happiness and a sense of peace.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2000

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MAB

Lidbeck, Brandy

Summary: "After a suicide, loved ones painfully struggle to make sense of the unexplainable tragedy. The Gift of Second comes alongside loss survivors and helps navigate the common pitfalls for those left behind. It offers hope and encouragement to guide survivors through this desperate time. In The Gift of Second, you will explore the ins and outs of grief and trauma; release the guilt and shame...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gift Pub. 2016

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Rosenblum, Cameron Kelly

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Summary: From debut author Cameron Kelly Rosenblum comes a stunning teen novel that tackles love, grief, and mental health as one girl must process her friend's death and ultimately learn how to stand in her own light. Perfect for fans of All the Bright Places and We Were Liars. It's the summer before senior year. Reid is in the thick of Scofield High's in-crowd thanks to her best friend, Hattie, who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quill Tree Books 2020

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Child, Lincoln.

Summary: The Thorpes were the perfect couple: young, attractive, and ideally matched. But the veil of perfection can mask many secrets. When the Thorpes are found dead in their tasteful Flagstaff living room after having committed double suicide, alarms go off in the executive offices of Eden, Incorporated, the worldwide matchmaking phenomenon that uses its astonishing artificial intelligence and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audiobooks 2004

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC CHI

Gillmor, Don

Summary: "An eloquent and haunting exploration of suicide in which one of Canada's most gifted writers attempts to understand why his brother took his own life. Which leads him to another powerful question: Why are boomers killing themselves at a far greater rate than the Silent Generation before them or the generations that have followed? In the spring of 2006, Don Gillmor travelled to Whitehorse to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Canada 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GILLMOR, DON GIL

Robinson, Rita.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Page Books 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.28 ROB

Kuklin, Susan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 1994

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 362.28 KUK

Summary: In the late 1980s, 61-year-old former pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian launched a crusade to provide what he considered a humane and dignified option for the terminally ill--assisted suicide. Aided by his loyal friend Neal Nicol, and his older sister Margo Janus, Kevorkian begins offering his "death counseling" services to a grateful and burgeoning clientele. He earns the support of Hemlock...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Films 2010

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA YOU

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie You 2010

Green, Stefanie

Summary: "Dr. Stefanie Green has been forging new paths in the field of medical assistance in dying since 2016. In her landmark memoir, Dr. Green reveals the reasons a patient might seek an assisted death, how the process works, what the event itself can look like, the reactions of those involved, and what it feels like to oversee proceedings and administer medications that hasten death. She describes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GREEN, STEFANIE GRE

Summary: In Physician Suicide Letters—Answered, Dr. Wible exposes the pervasive and largely hidden medical culture of bullying, hazing, and abuse that claims the lives of countless medical students, doctors, and patients. Now—for the first time released to the public—here are private letters and last words from our doctors who could no longer bear the pain of an abusive medical system. What you don’t...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pamela Wible, M.D., Publishing 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 816 PHY

Niven, Jennifer

Summary: "Told in alternating voices, when Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school-- both teetering on the edge-- it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the "natural wonders" of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another"

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC NIV

Reyes, Sonora

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Summary: Sixteen-year-old Mexican American Yami Flores starts Catholic school, determined to keep her brother out of trouble and keep herself closeted, but her priorities shift when Yami discovers that her openly gay classmate Bo is also annoyingly cute.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC REY

Ashton, Jennifer

Summary: Shares the author's experiences after the suicide of her ex-husband, as well as the most recent insights into suicide from the medical community. When her ex-husband killed himself soon after their divorce, Ashton's world-- and that of her children-- was shattered. At once a deeply personal trauma, and a devastating public epidemic, suicide affects millions who are left behind and must work...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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Summary: A startling look at preacher Jim Jones, his life prior to the mass-suicides in Guyana, and the event that took place leading up to that fateful day in 1978.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2007

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV JON

Summary: A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Mackintosh, Clare

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Summary: Two years ago, Tom and Caroline Johnson committed suicide, one seemingly unable to live without the other. Their adult daughter Anna is struggling to come to terms with her parents' deaths, unable to comprehend why they chose to end their lives. Now with a young baby herself, she feels her mother's presence keenly and is determined to find out what really happened to her parents. But as Anna...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2018

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Asher, Jay

Summary: When high school student Clay Jensen receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2007

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC ASH

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