Suicide

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Suicide

The Forever Decision

For those thinking about suicide, and for those who know, love, or counsel them, this book discusses the social aspects of suicide, the right to die, anger, loneliness, depression, stress, hopelessness, drug and alcohol abuse, the consequences of a suicide attempt, and how to get help.

"This is a frank, compassionate book written to those who contemplate suicide as a way out of their situations."
Ingram

Reviews and endorsements

“Step by step, Quinnett examines the thought processes and emotions that may lead to suicide, and attacks the ‘logic of suicide.’”
The Milwaukee Journal


“This book of wise counsel can be enormously helpful to everybody weighed down by life and especially to those driven cruelly to its farthest edge. It casts a vote for what is healthy, even if imperfect, about us, and helps us to choose life, even if painful, as still filled with hope, wonder, and the possibilities of love. It could not come at ta better time.”
Eugene Kennedy, Psychologist and Author

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“ This book is a treasure – not a Final Exit but an open door to life – providing hope and reassurance to those who suffer depression and despondency.”
Dr. William Van Ornum

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“ I only wish I had had this book available to hand out to the troubled student I’ve counseled over the years.”
Patrick F. McManus, Professor and Author

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“ I wish to recommend Dr. Quinnett’s Suicide: The Forever Decision most highly. I have found it most useful as bibliotherapy in my clinical work with suicidal persons…I believe that approaching the suicidal person with genuine respect, empathy, love, honesty, and faith in life, as Dr. Quinnett has so eloquently done, will make suicide come to make less sense for the suicidal person.”
Ronald L. Bonner, PsyD., Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior

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“To many church people who have been taught that suicide is a sinful act, Dr. Quinnett’s nonjudgmental approach in favor of life is a gift ”
Reverend Earl Cooper, Director of Pastoral Care

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“ I can think of ten of my clients who should read this book.”
Mark Jones, Certified Alcohol Counselor

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“ I couldn’t put this book down. If people thinking about suicide would read it, they would realize there is more than one way to end their suffering. Anyone contemplating suicide who cannot afford counseling should read it at once.”
Richard B. White, Attorney at Law

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“I am in awe of this book. It will be especially valuable not only to those who are thinking about suicide but to such nonprofessional counselors as teachers, clergy, doctors, nurses, and to experienced therapists. It has already become a classic.”
William Van Ornum, Psychotherapist and Author

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“This book is must reading for every professional who works with troubled teenagers, as a personal resource and to give to the young people and their parents.”
Marion Howard, Adolescent-Clinic Director and Author

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“June 15 of this year I was calmly working out the details of my suicide when I remembered your book, which I had not read. So I read it… all night. I am writing to tell you that you may have saved my life.”
A reader of the first edition, to the Author

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“ I was afraid to talk about being suicidal; because you would think I was crazy, but when I read this book it showed me lots of people have the same trouble I do, and I can begin to deal with it now.”
17 year-old girl

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“Unless you’ve stood on the brink as I have, you can’t understand the seductiveness of suicide or that soft rush of relief that comes from believing you’ll never have to suffer again. But there are other options. This much-needed book is like a therapy session for those who are trying to make what is obviously the most important decision of their lives.”
50 year old woman

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“I feel the guy who wrote this knows me. I mean, some of the things he talks about are exactly how I feel. And I see things differently now.”
16 year old boy

9780824513528
Paperback / 168 pages
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/4
CROSSROAD, 1992