Choosing to Live: How to Defeat Suicide Through Cognitive Therapy

by Thomas E. Ellis, Cory F. Newman | Health, Mind & Body |
ISBN: 1572240563 Global Overview for this book
Registered by ratwoman of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 4/8/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by ratwoman from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, April 8, 2006
This is a well-meaning book intended to help people overcome their suicidiality, but which sadly falls far short of the mark.

Firstly major suicide triggers such as incurable physical and mental disease and bereavement are ignored. Instead the book harps on about relationship problems which kind of trivialises the whole issue.

Secondly some of the suggestions are beyond belief - including sleeping - one of the very things most people with depression can't do!! And there is a huge emphasis on making use of 'social support', ignoring the fact that many seriously suicidal people really *do* have no-one to turn to - or if they do, find unsympathetic ears that make them feel worse.

Still someone somewhere might find this book helpful, especially someone unfamiliar with cognitive behavioural techniques.

Released 16 yrs ago (5/2/2006 UTC) at Birmingham University Rail Station in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom



By the steps leading down to the canal towpath.

Several people have lost their lives due to suicide at this station. I used to work just down the road and whenever I heard the news that someone had died it used to upset me so much, thinking someone had been in such a state of distress less than a mile away from me and I had know nothing of it at the time. I suppose this release could be seen as a kind of memorial to those people.

Journal Entry 3 by Soz1968 from Smethwick, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, May 22, 2006
Found this book at work.I have been lucky enough never to feel as low as to consider suicide so
I shall release it again on the Edgbaston campus at the University in case it is of more use to someone else.

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