Saving Ourselves From Suicide - Before and After: How to Ask for Help, Recognize Warning Signs, and Navigate Grief (Paperback)

Saving Ourselves From Suicide - Before and After: How to Ask for Help, Recognize Warning Signs, and Navigate Grief By Linda Pacha Cover Image
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A caring, up-close look at suicide with Prevention and Grief in one best-selling book. Why? They relate more than you realize. Considering how loved ones would grieve might be what keeps someone here. Likewise, grief can become so intense that prevention tools are needed to keep safe those left behind. With a detailed table of contents and bulleted lists, you will use this resource again and again.

Pacha, an attorney with a degree and post graduate studies in psychology, public speaks about prevention and grief through her nonprofit, Nick's Network of Hope. She lost her teen son, Nick, and holds nothing back to help others.

  • SELF HELP: Reasons to stay; how to make a safety plan; yell for help and allow it; you're not a burden; people care more than you think; how to reach out when hope is lost; risk factors and warning signs with real-life examples; bullying is a reflection of them, not you; and what Nick would want you to know
  • HOW TO HELP PEOPLE STRUGGLING: Okay to ask if suicidal; listen and ask open-ended questions; don't be a cheerleader if more is needed; believe behavior more than words; and seeking professional help
  • GRIEF: Why push on; release guilt and anger; emotions of the first year; second year and beyond; grieving individually and together; new family dynamics; getting back into society; answering difficult questions; parenting surviving kids; keeping your marriage intact; what to avoid; siblings of suicide; and physical effects
  • HOW TO HELP THOSE GRIEVING: Don't avoid; listen but don't try to fix; talk about loved ones; and allow to work through birthdays and anniversaries
  • STIGMA: Why it exists; ways to reduce it, complexities of mental health; misconceptions of selfishness, cowardliness, and lack of faith; and how stigma of mental health morphs and attaches to survivors
  • HOW TO REDUCE PRESSURE: What is the pressure and ways to reduce it; and recommendations for parents and schools
  • A BETTER TOMORROW: Ways for a kinder world; how to reduce bullying; how to teach kids to live with more compassion; and how you can make a difference

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781734409611
ISBN-10: 1734409614
Publisher: Autumnbloom Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2020
Pages: 300
Language: English

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New Hope for American Art

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In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

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  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
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  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
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New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.