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Adolescent Self-Injury: a Comprehensive Guide for Counselors and Health Care Professionals. Amelio D’Onofrio, $63.50

In this truly comprehensive guide, Dr. D'Onofrio approaches the topic of how first-responders, such as teachers, coaches, social workers, guidance counselors, and campus health counselors, can and do treat adolescent self-injury. Each part of the book focuses on a basic topic, such as what constitutes self-injury, the foundations for self-injury, and how to engage an adolescent with these issues. Each issue is presented in straightforward chapters that are immediately accessible to those who are currently struggling to address this growing trend among teens. The chapters within each part delve into how to recognize, treat, and approach this illness and incorporate first-person stories from psychologists, teachers, and adolescents themselves.


The Adolescent & Young Adult Self-Harming Treatment Manual: a Collaborative Strengths-Based Brief Therapy Approach. Mathew Selekman, $42.50

This is a practical and informative manual that will help both experienced and beginning therapists feel more confident and competent working with adolescent and young self-harming clients.


After a Parent’s Suicide: Helping Children Heal. Margo Requarth, $22.95

After a Parent’s Suicide is a compassionate guide for parent survivors on how to manage both the immediate and the long-term implications of the suicide; how to talk to your children and how to see them through the anguish to a place of healing, acceptance and life.

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After the Storm: Healing after Trauma, Tragedy and Terror. Kendall Johnson, $19.50

Kendall Johnson calls this the 'New Age of Anxiety.' Today we are all challenged with the continual threat of war, terrorism, job loss, and political uncertainty. How do we cope? What actions can we take to best respond to personal and social crises? How do we help our children or the children in our care? How can we reestablish meaning in our lives? After the Storm shows people how to manage their emotional reactions in an emergency, stabilize those around them and, in time, work through the lasting effects of crisis.

  • Part I helps readers to understand the scope of human reaction to overwhelming events.
  • Part II explains how the brain deals with shock, how to understand delayed and complex reactions to trauma, and how to recognize symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Part III is devoted to self-care. It contains an overview of techniques and suggestions for handling anger, anxiety, extreme grief, withdrawal behavior and numbing.
  • Part IV takes you beyond managing symptoms. The meaning of the event is explored, particularly as it affects who you are and where you are going.

Also included is a 20-page appendix which gives instructions for caring for yourself and your family emotionally during and after a traumatic event.


After the Suicide: Helping the Bereaved to Find a Path from Grief to Recovery. Kari Dyregrov, Einar Plyhn & Gudrun Dieserud, $31.95

Those left behind in the wake of suicide are often plagued by unanswered questions and feelings of guilt. Helping them to understand why the suicide happened, how suicide survivors commonly react and cope, and where they can find support can help them move forwards on their path from grief to recovery.

Drawing on the testimonies of suicide survivors and research into suicide bereavement, this book provides those working with the bereaved with the knowledge and guidance they need. It covers common grief and crisis reactions, including those specific to children and young people, how suicide bereavement differs from other forms of bereavement, and how others have coped and been supported. This book will be invaluable to all those supporting those who have been bereaved by suicide, including counsellors, bereavement support workers, social workers, and psychologists.

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Bleeding to Ease the Pain: Cutting, Self-Injury and the Adolescent Search for Self. Lori Plante, $22.95

Cutting and other forms of self-injury are often cries for help, pleas for someone to notice that the pain is too much to bear. Cutting represents a rapidly spreading method for teens hoping to ease emotional pain and suffering and it can also be a dramatic means of communicating, controlling, and asking for help from others. Plante describes the frightening developmental tasks teenagers and young adults face, and how the central challenges of independence, intimacy, and identity compel them to cope through self-destructive acts. Readers will come to a better understanding of these struggling teenagers and the dramatic methods they employ to ease and overcome their internal pain through a desperate need to cut and self-injure.


Bloodletting: a Memoir of Secrets, Self-Harm & Survival. Victoria Leatham, $19.95

On the outside, she appears to have it all. She's creative, beautiful, and confident. But inside Victoria Leatham struggles with silent, secret, and unbearable pain. In her late teens, Leatham is struck with an undeniable urge to cut herself. Oddly, the wounds she inflicts on herself mute the pain she feels inside. This memoir, a darkly humorous and often chilling account, vividly details Leatham's ordeal and reveals her most intimate thoughts as she struggles with cutting and a range of other psychological problems including eating disorders, sexual promiscuity, substance abuse, and bipolar disorder. And finally, it describes her discovery of the psychological secret that helps her escape from this spiral of self-destruction.


A Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain. Marilee Strong, $22.00

Mistakenly viewed as suicide attempts or senseless masochism — even by many health professionals — "cutting" is actually a complex means of coping with emotional pain. Marilee Strong explores this hidden epidemic through case studies, startling new research from psychologists, trauma experts, and neuroscientists, and the heartbreaking insights of cutters themselves who range from troubled teenagers to middle-age professionals to grandparents. Strong explains what factors lead to self-mutilation, why cutting helps people manage overwhelming fear and anxiety, and how cutters can heal both their internal and external wounds and break the self-destructive cycle. A Bright Red Scream is a groundbreaking, essential resource for victims of self-mutilation, their families, teachers, doctors, and therapists.

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By Their Own Young Hand: Deliberate Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideas in Adolescents. Keith Hawton & Karen Rodham, $34.95

Self-harm in adolescents is an increasingly recognized problem, and there is growing awareness of the important role schools and health services can play in detecting and supporting those at risk. By Their Own Young Hand explores the findings of the first large-scale survey of deliberate self-harm and suicidal thinking in adolescents in the UK, and draws out the implications for prevention strategies and mental health promotion.


Child and Adolescent Suicidal Behavior: School-Based Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention. David Miller, $33.95

Meeting a crucial need, this book distills the best current knowledge on child and adolescent suicide prevention into comprehensive guidelines for school-based practitioners. The author draws on extensive research and clinical experience to provide best-practice recommendations for developing school-wide prevention programs, conducting risk assessments, and intervening at different levels of intensity with students at risk. Also presented are post-intervention procedures for responding effectively if a suicide does occur. Legal and ethical issues are addressed in detail.


A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours: Working with Individuals at Risk and Their Families. David Aldridge & Sergio Pérez Barrero, $38.95

Taking an interdisciplinary approach that looks at the person at risk, the family and personal relationships they have and the communities in which they are embedded, this book will help anyone working with suicidal individuals to prevent this major cause of death.

Backed up by research and clinical expertise the book clarifies the facts about suicide and debunks the many unfounded myths surrounding the subject. It covers the classifications and manifestations of suicide, as well as the major risk factors, at-risk groups and warning signs. Advice on effective communication and a repertoire of strategies for distress management are offered, not only for supporting at-risk individuals and those who have survived a suicide attempt, but also families coping with bereavement. A final chapter explores the impact of the internet and the digital age on both the propagation and prevention of suicide.

This book will be essential reading for anybody working with people at risk of suicide, including clinicians, therapists, psychologists, social and healthcare workers and volunteers working in suicide prevention.

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Cutting Down: a CBT Workbook for Treating Young People Who Self-Harm. Lucy Taylor, Mima Simic & Ulrike Schmidt, $79.70

A quarter of adolescents engage in some form of self-harm and even experienced therapists can find working with these young people difficult. Based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), a highly effective method for working with emotional problems, Cutting Down offers a practical and accessible programme for mental health therapists from different professional backgrounds working with young people who self-harm.

The programme is comprised of four parts, each covering a specific stage of therapy, and is split into 27 short modules. Although designed to be delivered over a course of 14 sessions, the programme is presented in a way that allows the therapist to decide which combination of specific modules is chosen and how long is spent on each, based on the specific clinical needs of the person they are working with. Designed to support clinicians working with adolescents engaging in self-harm, this unique workbook is ideal for counsellors, counselling psychologists, clinical psychologists, CBT therapists, IAPT practitioners, CAMHS mental health workers and nurse therapists as well as students and trainees.


Cutting and Self Injury: Straight Talk. Rachel Eagen, $11.95 (grades 5-10)

Self-injury is not something people talk about very often. Yet, it is a reality for millions of young people across North America. This book deals with the delicate issues of self-harming behavior and the reasons why people do it. Directly and carefully written, this book discusses avoidance and treatment. Special tool-box sections outline real life coping strategies for resisting, and for helping friends and family cope with this real life issue.

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Deliberate Self-Harm in Adolescence. Claudine Fox & Keith Hawton, $34.95

This informative resource provides guidance for professionals and parents caring for young people at risk of self-harm and suicide. The authors, who are well-known in the field, consider what research tells us about the increased prevalence of suicide and self-harm among adolescents, including what the possible risk factors may be. This thorough, practical and evidence-based book is essential reading for all those who are working to support children and young people at risk of self-harm and suicidal behaviour, including social workers, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, health visitors, GPs, nurses, teachers and parents.


Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope with the Death of a Child to Suicide or Drugs. William Ferguson, John Jordan, John McIntosh & Beverly Feigelman, $60.50

This book fills a critical gap in our scientific understanding of the grief response of parents who have lost a child to traumatic death and the psychotherapeutic strategies that best facilitate healing. It is based on the results of the largest study ever conducted of parents surviving a child's traumatic death or suicide. The book intertwines data, insight, and critical learning gathered from research with the voices of the 575 survivors who participated in the study.

The text emphasizes the sociological underpinnings of survivors' grief and provides data that vividly documents their critical need for emotional support. It explains how bereavement difficulties can be exacerbated by stigmatization, and by the failure of significant others to provide expected support. Also explored in depth are the ways in which couples adapt to the traumatic loss of a child and how this can bring them closer or render their relationship irreparable. Findings suggest that with time and peer support affiliations, most traumatically bereaved parents ultimately demonstrate resilience and find meaningful new roles for themselves.


The Girl Behind the Door: a Father's Quest to Understand His Daughter's Suicide. John Brooks, $33.00

Early one Tuesday morning John Brooks went to his teenage daughter’s room to make sure she was getting up for school and found her room dark and “neater than usual.” Casey was gone but he found a note: The car is parked at the Golden Gate Bridge. I’m sorry. Several hours later a security video was found that showed Casey stepping off the bridge.

Brooks spent months after Casey’s suicide trying to understand what led his 17-year-old daughter to take her life. He examines Casey’s journey from her abandonment at birth in Poland, to the orphanage where she lived for the first fourteen months of her life, to her adoption and life with John and his wife Erika in Northern California. He reads. He talks to Casey’s friends, teachers, doctors, therapists, and other parents. He consults adoption experts, researchers, clinicians, attachment therapists, and social workers.

In The Girl Behind the Door, Brooks shares what he learned and asks “What did everyone miss? What could have been done differently?” He’d come to realize that Casey might have been helped if someone had recognized that she’d likely suffered an attachment disorder from her infancy — an affliction common among children who’ve been orphaned, neglected, and abused. This emotional deprivation in early childhood, from the lack of a secure attachment to a primary caregiver, can lead to a wide range of serious behavioral issues later in life. John’s hope is that Casey’s story, and what he discovered since her death, will help others. This important book is a wakeup call that parents, mental health professionals, and teens should read.

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Eight Stories Up: an Adolescent Chooses Hope Over Suicide. Dequincy Lezine, with David Brent, $10.95

Eight Stories Up is both a remarkable memoir and a useful, compassionate guide that will ease the isolation and hopelessness caused by thoughts of suicide.


EMDR Solutions: Pathways to Healing. Robin Shapiro, editor, $52.50

Chapter by chapter, readers are introduced to key techniques based in the powerful standard protocol of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). The inventor of each technique explains and illustrates his or her method using a variety of case examples. Mixing a how-to approach with ample clinical wisdom, this book will help clinicians excel when using EMDR to treat clients.


Freedom from Self-Harm: Overcoming Self-Injury with Skills from DBT and Other Treatments. Kim Gratz & Alexander Chapman, $22.95

Self-injury can be as addictive as any drug, and the secrecy and shame many sufferers feel about this behavior can keep them feeling trapped. This complete guide to stopping self-injury gives you the facts about self-harm, corrects common myths this behavior, and provides self-soothing techniques you can begin using right away for regulating difficult or overwhelming emotions. Drawn from treatments such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), the tools in this book can help you cope with your emotions whenever you feel the urge to self-harm.


Helping Children and Young People Who Self-Harm: an Introduction to Self-Harming and Suicidal Behaviours for Health Professionals. Tim McDougall, Marie Armstrong & Gemma Trainor, $46.50

Helping Children and Young People Who Self-Harm provides clear and practical guidance for health professionals and child and youth workers, who are confronted by this complex and difficult reality.

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Helping Kids in Crisis: Managing Psychiatric Emergencies in Children and Adolescents. Edited by Fadi Haddad & Ruth Gerson, $74.50

Helping Kids in Crisis provides expert guidance to practitioners responding to high-stakes situations, such as children considering or attempting suicide, cutting or injuring themselves purposely, and becoming aggressive or violently destructive. Children experiencing behavioral crises frequently reach critical states in venues that were not designed to respond to or support them — in school, for example, or at home among their highly stressed and confused families. Professionals who provide services to these children must be able to quickly determine threats to safety and initiate interventions to deescalate behaviors, often with limited resources.

The editors and authors have extensive experience at one of the busiest and best regional referral centers for children with psychiatric emergencies, and have deftly translated their expertise into this symptom-based guide to help non-psychiatric clinicians more effectively and compassionately care for this challenging population.


Helping Teens Who Cut: Using DBT® Skills to End Self-Injury, 2nd Edition. Michael Hollander, $23.50

Discovering that your teen “cuts” is every parent's nightmare. Your most urgent question is: "How can I make it stop?" Tens of thousands of worried parents have turned to this authoritative guide for information and practical guidance about the growing problem of teen self-injury. Dr. Michael Hollander is a leading expert on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), the most effective treatment approach for cutting. Vivid stories illustrate how out-of-control emotions lead some teens to hurt themselves, how DBT can help, and what other approaches can be beneficial. You'll learn practical strategies for talking to teens about self-injury without making it worse, teaching them skills to cope with extreme emotions in a healthier way, finding the right therapist, and helping reduce stress for your whole family. Incorporating the latest research, the second edition offers a deeper understanding of the causes of self-injury and includes new DBT skills.


History of a Suicide: My Sister’s Unfinished Life. Jill Bialosky, $27.99

An extraordinary book. Poetic, compassionate and courageous, History of a Suicide is an intimate look at suicide and a fearless, yet tender, account of family mythology and pain. Jill Bialosky brings to light an unspeakable act, and does so with a clarity that comes from years of reflection and turmoil.

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Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Self-Injury at School. David Miller, $58.95

Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) among young people — most notably in the form of forearm or wrist cutting — occurs across cultural groups, social strata, and developmental stages, puzzling and repelling adults. Because NSSI is often first noticed in the school setting (as is the case with many children's disorders), school professionals are being encouraged to take a more proactive role in intervention.

The book, which is specifically geared toward education personnel, clearly defines NSSI, differentiating it from suicidal, borderline, and other behaviors and analyzing the psychological contexts in which it occurs. This school-based perspective gives readers a practical framework for earlier, more accurate diagnosis; relevant consulting with parents, teachers, and colleagues; and effective, science-based treatment.


Living through Suicide Loss with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder: an Insider Guide for Individuals. Family, Friends and Professional Responders. Lisa Morgan, $27.95

Losing someone to suicide can open up a world of pain, confusion and grief, and for people with ASDs, the effect can be acute and extremely challenging. Reaching out to fellow Aspies, Lisa Morgan proffers her insight and advice to ensure that others on the autism spectrum don't have to face suicide loss alone.

Written from a first-hand account, this astonishingly honest book looks at the immediate aftermath, and how emergency responders can help, as well as the long-term implications of living with suicide loss for individuals on the autism spectrum. The book describes common difficulties after experiencing suicide loss, such as beginning to comprehend the death of a loved one and managing their estate, as well as matters more specific to people on the autism spectrum, such as overstimulated sensory issues and difficulties with misunderstandings and miscommunication at an already chaotic time. The book will also help those who aren't on the autism spectrum to understand how best to help someone with autism who is coping with suicide loss, as well as what not to do.


Living When a Young Friend Commits Suicide or Even Starts Talking about It. Earl Grollman & Max Malikow, $19.00

Earl Grollman is an internationally recognized grief counselor and author known for his work with children and teens; Max Malikow is a pastoral counselor. Together they have written a unique book for young friends or relatives affected by suicide. A straightforward and compassionate book, Living When a Young Friend Commits Suicide gives comfort and expert ideas for adolescents and young adults, answering the many questions that arise out of their grief, confusion, anger and fear.

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Losing a Parent to Suicide: Using Lived Experiences to Inform Bereavement Counseling. Marty Loy & Amy Boelk, $47.50

The suicide of a parent has life-long consequences; few more traumatic scenarios exist, and counselors often struggle for ways to help clients deal with its effects. Few understand the pain and life-altering effects of these tragedies better than children who have experienced the suicide of a parent. Despite this, there are few texts that incorporate and evaluate the first-person accounts of grief following a suicide while advancing a method for helping. LOSING A PARENT TO SUICIDE analyzes stories of parent suicides and explores the grief and coping processes that follow, discovering the strategies, methods and modes of therapy that have empowered grieving individuals and helped them rebuild their lives.


Luna's Red Hat: an Illustrated Storybook to Help Children with Loss and Suicide. Emmi Smid, $20.95

It is a beautiful spring day, and Luna is having a picnic in the park with her family, wearing her Mum's red hat. Luna's Mum died one year ago and she still finds it difficult to understand why. She feels that it may have been her fault and worries that her Dad might leave her in the same way. Her Dad talks to her to explain what happened and together they think about all the happy memories they have of Mum.

Charmingly-illustrated, this storybook is designed to be read with children aged 6+ who have been bereaved by suicide, to help them cope with their difficult feelings. The book also includes a guide for parents and professionals by grief expert, Dr Riet Fiddelaers-Jaspers.


No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One. Carla Fine, $21.00 Drawing on her own experience, the experiences of the many other survivors with whom she has spoken and the knowledge of counselors and mental health professionals, Carla Fine offers compassionate guidance through the various stages of mourning a loss by suicide.

Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents in Crisis, 4th Edition. Edited by Nancy Boyd Webb, $68.95

This widely used practitioner resource and course text is considered the most comprehensive guide to working with children who have experienced major losses, family upheavals, violence in the school or community, and other traumatic events. Leading experts present a range of play and creative arts therapy techniques in chapters organized around in-depth case examples. Informed by the latest knowledge on crisis intervention and trauma, the book now encompasses work with adolescents as well as younger children. Each chapter concludes with instructive questions for study or reflection.

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Rafi's Red Racing Car: Explaining Suicide and Grief to Young Children. Louise Mohr, $25.95 (ages 3-8)

This beautiful, sensitively composed storybook is a valuable resource for both children affected by a family member's suicide and their carers. Through a creative, heart-warming tale about a young grieving rabbit named Rafi, it gently explains the truth about death and suicide while communicating that everything will eventually be okay again.


Responding to Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents: a Professional's Guide to Identification, Intervention and Support. Steven Walker, $28.95

Self-harm is a growing problem in children and young people but it can be hard to understand and difficult to recognize.

RESPONDING TO SELF-HARM IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS will help professionals to understand self-harm and respond appropriately. It covers what the risk factors are, including social exclusion, and who is most likely to self-harm. Information on what self-harm is and what causes it, including mental health issues, problems in childhood and trauma, is included. The book also covers how to recognize self-harm and how to immediately respond in an emergency, and different intervention methods are explored. Finally, the author discusses means of support, including how parents and friends can help.

This accessible guide provides clear and easily digestible information and practical advice to any professional working with a child or young person who is suspected of, or actually self-harming.


Rocky Roads: the Journeys of Families through Suicide Grief. Michelle Linn-Gust, $21.95

ROCKY ROADS guides individuals and families, with the ultimate goal of strengthening the family, after a suicide loss. Author Michelle Linn-Gust recognizes that each person’s journey is unique, yet happens within the context of family histories, traditions, and relationships. With compassion and experience, she offers a family-based perspective to suicide loss.

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Self-Harm and Eating Disorders in Schools: a Guide to Whole-School Strategies and Practical Support. Pooky Knightsmith, $31.95

Self-harm and eating disorders are present in almost every school and they frequently co-occur. This book provides the vital guidance that school staff need to spot early warning signs, understand triggers and support the students in their care effectively.

This very practical guide helps educational professionals to gain a better understanding of self-harm and eating disorders by dispelling the myths and misconceptions that surround these behaviours. The book provides advice on whole-school policies and procedures as well as day-to-day strategies to implement in lessons, at mealtimes and in one-on-one sessions. It explains how to respond to disclosures, make referrals and work alongside parents to assist in the road to recovery.


Self-Injury in Youth: the Essential Guide to Assessment and Intervention. Mary Nixon & Nancy Heath, $63.95

This edited volume features evidence-based reviews and practical approaches for the professional in the hospital, clinic, community and school, with case examples throughout. Divided into five major sections, the book offers background historical and cultural information, discussion of self-injury etiology, assessment and intervention/prevention issues, and relevant resources for those working with youths who self-injure.


A Short Introduction to Understanding and Supporting Children and Young People Who Self-Harm. Carol Fitzpatrick, $22.95

Self-harm and suicidal behaviours are increasingly common in young people, but are often hidden. It can be hard to know what might be causing a young person to self-harm, and how to help and support them. Practical and easy to read, this book guides the reader through what self-harm is, how to recognize it, and how best to respond. It combines case studies with professional and practical advice, covering all aspects from warning signs and treatment to communication and how the family is affected. The author also emphasizes the importance of parents and carers seeking support for themselves.

This book is an invaluable source of information and guidance for parents, teachers, youth workers, and others who care for a young person showing signs of self-harm or suicidal behaviour.

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Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide, Revised Edition. Christopher Lukas & Henry Seiden, $22.95

Silent Grief is a book for and about “suicide survivors” – those who have been left behind by the suicide of a friend or loved one. Author Christopher Lukas is a suicide survivor himself — several members of his family have taken their own lives — and the book draws on his own experiences, as well as those of numerous other suicide survivors. These personal testimonies are combined with the professional expertise of Henry M. Seiden, a psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist.

The authors present information on common experiences of bereavement, grief reactions and various ways of coping. Their message is that it is important to share one's experience of “survival” with others and they encourage survivors to overcome the perceived stigma or shame associated with suicide and to seek support from self-help groups, psychotherapy, family therapy, Internet support forums or simply a friend or family member who will listen.

Silent Grief gives valuable insights into living in the wake of suicide and provides useful strategies and support for those affected by a suicide, as well as professionals in the field of psychology, social work, and medicine.


Stopping the Pain: a Workbook for Teens Who Cut & Self-Injure. Lawrence Shapiro, $24.95

If you are cutting or hurting yourself, you are not alone.

The exercises in Stopping the Pain will help you explore why you self-injure and give you ideas on how you can stop. The book will help you learn new skills for dealing with issues in your life, reduce your stress and to reach out to others when you need to. Work through this book or just check out the sections that speak to you most. This is your own personal and private road map to regaining control of your life.

Stopping the Pain: a Workbook for Teens Who Self-Injure. Lawrence Shapiro, Professional Version with CD-ROM, $36.95

Self-injury can be a symptom of a variety of disorders, but no matter what the cause, this disturbing behavior must be addressed. This comprehensive workbook helps the teen and her counselor explore the reasons behind her need to hurt herself, and focuses on more positive ways to deal with the issues of stress and control. The professional version includes the workbook and a digital copy of the workbook on CD-ROM for easy printing.

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Suicide in Schools: a Practitioner's Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention. Terri Erbacher, Jonathan Singer & Scott Poland, $53.95

Suicide in Schools provides school-based professionals with practical, easy-to-use guidance on developing and implementing effective suicide prevention, assessment, intervention and postvention strategies. Utilizing a multi-level systems approach, this book includes step-by-step guidelines for developing crisis teams and prevention programs, assessing and intervening with suicidal youth, and working with families and community organizations during and after a suicidal crisis. The authors include detailed case examples, innovative approaches for professional practice, usable handouts, and internet resources on the best practice approaches to effectively work with youth who are experiencing a suicidal crisis as well as those students, families, school staff, and community members who have suffered the loss of a loved one to suicide.

Readers will come away from this book with clear, step-by-step guidelines on how to work proactively with school personnel and community professionals, think about suicide prevention from a three-tiered systems approach, how to identify those who might be at risk, and how to support survivors after a traumatic event, all in a practical, user-friendly format geared especially for the needs of school-based professionals.


Touched by Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss. Michael Myers & Carla Fine, $17.50

In this definitive guide book, Michael F. Myers, MD, a leading psychiatrist, and Carla Fine, author of the acclaimed No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One, combine their perspectives as a physician and a survivor to offer compassionate and practical advice to anyone affected by suicide.

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Treating Depressed and Suicidal Adolescents: a Clinician's Guide. David Brent, Kimberly Poling & Tina Goldstein, $38.50

Grounded in decades of research and the clinical care of thousands of depressed and suicidal teens, this highly accessible book will enhance the skills of any therapist who works with this challenging population. The authors describe the nuts and bolts of assessing clients and crafting individualized treatment plans that combine cognitive and behavioral techniques, emotion regulation interventions, family involvement, and antidepressant medication. Illustrated with many clinical examples, each chapter includes a concise overview and key points. Reproducible treatment planning forms and client handouts can also be downloaded and printed by purchasers in a convenient full-page size.


Treating Self-Injury, 2nd Edition: a Practical Guide. Barent Walsh, $49.50

This trusted practitioner resource is acclaimed for its clear, compassionate, and hopeful approach to working with clients who self-injure. Barent Walsh provides current, evidence-based knowledge about the variety and causes of self-injurious behavior, its relationship to suicidality, and how to assess and treat it effectively. Illustrated with detailed case examples, chapters review a wide range of cognitive-behavioral interventions. Essential guidance is provided on tailoring the intensity of intervention to each client's unique needs. Walsh is joined by several colleagues who have contributed chapters in their respective areas of expertise.


Voices of Strength: Sons and Daughters of Suicide Speak Out. Judy Zionts Fox & Mia Roldan, $17.50

In this deeply moving book, Judy Zionts Fox and Mia Roldan survey survivors of parental suicide, exploring they ways their lives have been affected and shaped by this life-altering event. The authors, themselves both victims of parental suicide, help fellow survivors to gain comfort, cope with memories of their departed parents and reveal helpful methods and strategies by which to heal from the heartbreak of parental suicide and create a promising, productive future.

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When Your Child is Cutting: a Parent’s Guide to Helping Children Overcome Self-Injury. Merry McVey-Noble, Sony Khemlani-Petal, Fugen Neziroglu, $24.95

When Your Child is Cutting tells parents why self-injury happens, how to spot it when it is happening, and how to address this sensitive topic with confidence. It outlines a clear and simple plan for approaching a child who self-injures-because good communication is a necessary first step in healing. By helping them assess their situation and locate the best kinds of professional help, this book strives to support and reassure parents as they move through this difficult experience.


Why People Die by Suicide. Thomas Joiner, $22.50

Drawing on extensive clinical and epidemiological evidence, as well as personal experience, Thomas Joiner brings a comprehensive understanding to seemingly incomprehensible behavior. Among the many people who have considered, attempted, or died by suicide, he finds three factors that mark those most at risk of death: the feeling of being a burden on loved ones; the sense of isolation; and, chillingly, the learned ability to hurt oneself. Joiner tests his theory against diverse facts taken from clinical anecdotes, history, literature, popular culture, anthropology, epidemiology, genetics, and neurobiology - facts about suicide rates among men and women; white and African-American men; anorexics, athletes, prostitutes, and physicians; members of cults, sports fans, and citizens of nations in crisis.

The result offers insight, guidance, and essential information to clinicians, scientists, and health practitioners, and to anyone whose life has been affected by suicide.


Working with Self-Harming Adolescents: a Collaborative, Strengths-Based Therapy Approach. Matthew D. Selekman, $29.00

Matthew Selekman provides readers with a comprehensive, highly practical approach to working with a challenging group of clients — adolescents who self-harm. Mental health professionals and affiliated professionals in schools are seeing more and more adolescents who cut and burn themselves, abuse alcohol and drugs, have eating disorders, or who engage in excessive risk taking. Working with Self-Harming Adolescents offers readers effective guidelines for preventing and constructively managing self-harming episodes. The book offers an integrative and flexible solution-oriented approach for treatment and an innovative, skill-based Stress-Busters’ Leadership Group, which can be run in schools or any treatment setting

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Resources for Professionals

Adolescent Self-Injury: a Comprehensive Guide for Counselors and Health Care Professionals. Amelio D’Onofrio, $63.50

Adolescent Suicide: Assessment and Intervention. Alan Berman & David Jobes, $22.50

The Adolescent & Young Adult Self-Harming Treatment Manual: a Collaborative Strengths-Based Brief Therapy Approach. Mathew Selekman, $42.50

After the Storm: Healing after Trauma, Tragedy and Terror. Kendall Johnson, $19.50

After the Suicide: Helping the Bereaved to Find a Path from Grief to Recovery. Kari Dyregrov, Einar Plyhn & Gudrun Dieserud, $31.95

Bleeding to Ease the Pain: Cutting, Self-Injury and the Adolescent Search for Self. Lori Plante, $22.95

A Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain. Marilee Strong, $22.00

By Their Own Young Hand: Deliberate Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideas in Adolescents. Keith Hawton & Karen Rodham, $34.95

Child and Adolescent Suicidal Behavior: School-Based Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention. David Miller, $33.95

Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies in Crisis Intervention. Frank Dattilio & Arthur Freeman, $73.95

Comprehensive Emergency Mental Health Care. Joseph Zealberg et al, $50.00

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours: Working with Individuals at Risk and Their Families. David Aldridge & Sergio Pérez Barrero, $38.95

Creating Excellence in Crisis Care: a Guide to Effective Training and Program Designs. Lea Ann Hoff & Kazimiera Adamowski, $57.50

Crisis Intervention: Theory and Methodology, 7th Edition. Donna Aguilera, $54.95

Cross Cultural Caring: a Handbook for Health Professionals, 2nd edition. Nancy Waxler-Morrison $29.95

Cutting Down: a CBT Workbook for Treating Young People Who Self-Harm. Lucy Taylor, Mima Simic & Ulrike Schmidt, $79.70

Deliberate Self-Harm in Adolescence. Claudine Fox & Keith Hawton, $34.95

Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope with the Death of a Child to Suicide or Drugs. William Ferguson, John Jordan, John McIntosh & Beverly Feigelman, $60.50

EMDR Solutions: Pathways to Healing. Robin Shapiro, editor, $52.50

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Family Based Services: a Solution-Focused Approach. Insoo Kim Berg, $36.99

Freedom from Self-Harm: Overcoming Self-Injury with Skills from DBT and Other Treatments. Kim Gratz & Alexander Chapman, $22.95

Helping Children Cope with Disasters and Terrorism. Annette la Greca, et al, editors. $66.50

Helping Children and Young People Who Self-Harm: an Introduction to Self-Harming and Suicidal Behaviours for Health Professionals. Tim McDougall, Marie Armstrong & Gemma Trainor, $46.50

Helping Kids in Crisis: Managing Psychiatric Emergencies in Children and Adolescents. Edited by Fadi Haddad & Ruth Gerson, $74.50

Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Self-Injury at School. David Miller, $58.95

Losing a Parent to Suicide: Using Lived Experiences to Inform Bereavement Counseling. Marty Loy & Amy Boelk, $47.50

People in Crisis: Understanding and Helping, 4th Edition. Lee Ann Hoff, $59.95

Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents in Crisis, 4th Edition. Edited by Nancy Boyd Webb, $68.95

Responding to Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents: a Professional's Guide to Identification, Intervention and Support. Steven Walker, $28.95

Risk Management with Suicidal Patients. Bruce Bongar et al. (eds), $33.95

A Slender Thread: Rediscovering Hope at the Heart of Crisis. Diane Ackerman, $21.00

Suicide in Canada. Antoon Leenaars et al. (eds), $29.95

Suicide in Children and Adolescents. Robert King, et al, $76.95

Treating Depressed and Suicidal Adolescents: a Clinician's Guide. David Brent, Kimberly Poling & Tina Goldstein, $38.50

Treating Self-Injury, 2nd Edition: a Practical Guide. Barent Walsh, $49.50

Where to Start and What to Ask: an Assessment Handbook. Susan Lukas, $22.99

Working with Self-Harming Adolescents: a Collaborative, Strengths-Based Therapy Approach. Matthew D. Selekman, $29.00

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Resources for Families (* Kids / ** Teens)

After a Parent’s Suicide: Helping Children Heal. Margo Requarth, $22.95

After a Suicide: a Workbook for Grieving Kids. The Dougy Center, $18.95

Ask Me: 30 Things I Want You to Know - How to Be a Friend to a Survivor of Suicide. Nan Zastrow, $6.75

Bloodletting: a Memoir of Secrets, Self-Harm & Survival. Victoria Leatham, $19.95

But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: for Parents and Professionals Helping Child Suicide Survivors. Barbara Rubel, $18.95

* **Cutting and Self Injury: Straight Talk. Rachel Eagen, $11.95 (grades 5-10)

Eight Stories Up: an Adolescent Chooses Hope Over Suicide. Dequincy Lezine, with David Brent, $10.95

Facing Change: Falling Apart and Coming Together Again in the Teen Years: a Book about Loss and Change for Teens. Donna O’Toole, $10.95

The Girl Behind the Door: a Father's Quest to Understand His Daughter's Suicide. John Brooks, $33.00

Healing after the Suicide of a Loved One. Ann Smolin & John Guinan, $21.00

Help me, I'm Sad: Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Childhood and Adolescent Depression. David Fassler & Lynne Dumas, $16.50

Helping Teens Who Cut: Using DBT® Skills to End Self-Injury, 2nd Edition. Michael Hollander, $23.50

History of a Suicide: My Sister’s Unfinished Life. Jill Bialosky, $27.99

How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me: One Person’s Guide to Suicide Prevention. Susan Rose Blauner, $19.95

**Hurting Yourself: for Young People Who have Attempted Suicide or Intentionally Hurt Themselves. Jeanne Harper, $4.00

I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: a Companion Workbook for Surviving, Coping & Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One. Brook Noel, $21.95

In the Wake of Suicide: Stories of the People Left Behind. Victoria Alexander, $37.50

Living through Suicide Loss with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder: an Insider Guide for Individuals. Family, Friends and Professional Responders. Lisa Morgan, $27.95

**Living When a Young Friend Commits Suicide: Or Even Starts Talking about It. Earl A. Grollman & Max Malikow, $19.00

Lonely, Sad and Angry: a Parent's Guide to Depression in Children and Adolescents. Barbara Ingersoll & Sam Goldstein, $16.95

*Luna's Red Hat: an Illustrated Storybook to Help Children with Loss and Suicide. Emmi Smid, $20.95

Mental Illness in the Family: Issues and Trends. Beverley Abosh & April Collins, $16.95

My Son, My Son: a Guide to Healing After Death, Loss or Suicide. Iris Bolton, $16.95/Audio Cassette (4), $48.95

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Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide. Kay Redfield Jamison, $21.00

**No One Saw My Pain: Why Teens Kill Themselves. Andrew Slaby & Lili Frank Garfinkel, $19.00

No Time for Goodbyes: Coping with Sorrow, Anger and Injustice After a Tragic Death. Janice Harris Lord, $15.95

No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One. Carla Fine, $21.00

**Out of the Shadows: a Journal for Teens Who Have Someone They Love Complete Suicide. Emilio Parga, $11.95

**The Power to Prevent Suicide: a Guide for Teens Helping Teens. Richard Nelson & Judith Galas, $15.50

*Rafi's Red Racing Car: Explaining Suicide and Grief to Young Children. Louise Mohr, $25.95 (ages 3-8)

Rocky Roads: the Journeys of Families through Suicide Grief. Michelle Linn-Gust, $21.95

Self-Harm and Eating Disorders in Schools: a Guide to Whole-School Strategies and Practical Support. Pooky Knightsmith, $31.95

Self-Injury in Youth: the Essential Guide to Assessment and Intervention. Mary Nixon & Nancy Heath, $63.95

A Short Introduction to Understanding and Supporting Children and Young People Who Self-Harm. Carol Fitzpatrick, $22.95

Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide, Revised Edition. Christopher Lukas & Henry Seiden, $22.95

Stopping the Pain: a Workbook for Teens Who Cut & Self-Injure. Lawrence Shapiro, $24.95

Suicide in Schools: a Practitioner's Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention. Terri Erbacher, Jonathan Singer & Scott Poland, $53.95

Suicide of a Child: for Parennts Whose Child Has Completed Suicide. Adina Wrobleski, $3.95

Suicide Survivors' Handbook: a Guide for the Bereaved and Those Who Wish to Help Them. Trudy Carlson, $22.95

Surviving the Death of a Sibling: Living through Grief When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies. T.J. Wray, $23.00

**A Teenager’s Book about Suicide: Helping Break the Silence and Preventing Death. Earl Grollman & Joy Johnson, $6.50

Touched by Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss. Michael Myers & Carla Fine, $17.50

Understanding Anger During Bereavement. Bob Baugher, et al, $12.50

Understanding Your Suicide Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart. Alan Wolfelt, $15.95

**When a Friend Dies: a Book for Teens about Grieving & Healing. $11.99

When Someone You Love Completes Suicide. Sondra Sexton-Jones, $6.95

When Your Child is Cutting: a Parent’s Guide to Helping Children Overcome Self-Injury. Merry McVey-Noble, Sony Khemlani-Petal, Fugen Neziroglu, $24.95

Who Lives Happily Ever After? For Families Whose Child Has Died Violently. Sharon Turnball, $3.50

Why People Die by Suicide. Thomas Joiner, $22.50

Why Suicide? Answers to 200 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions about Suicide, Attempted Suicide and Assisted Suicide. Eric Marcus, $20.95

Will’s Choice: a Suicidal Teen, a Desperate Mother and a Chronicle of Recovery. Gail Griffith, $19.95

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