“This book tackles, head-on, a significant, high-priority clinical problem that many patients and therapists dread and avoid. It offers cool, clear thinking, immensely helpful to both patient and clinician, and dozens of practical, down-to-earth suggestions. A brave and extremely sensible book from which I learned quite a bit. I am delighted to have this ‘weapon’ in my armory when I work with suicidal patients.”
—Jacqueline B. Persons, Ph.D., Director, Center for Cognitive Therapy, Oakland, California
“Tom Ellis and Cory Newman have written a wonderful book. The writing is clear and the message in important. The authors are gifted clinicians, and their empathetic concern for depressed and suicidal people comes through on every page. Anyone who has contemplated suicide and anyone with a suicidal loved one will profit from the straightforward and helpful suggestions in this book.”
—Danny Wedding Ph.D., M.P.H., Director, Missouri Institute of Mental Health
“In the best tradition of giving psychology away, this easy-to-read book can help suicidal people understand their suffering while they take charge of their own healing. Some readers will need additional professional help, but all with benefit from Choosing to Live’s message of hope and reassurance that suicide is not the answer.”
—Paul G. Quinnett, author of Suicide: The Forever Decision
Thomas E. Ellis, Psy.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at the West Virginia University School of Medicine.
Cory F. Newman, Ph.D., is clinical director of the Center for Cognitive Therapy and an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
I was looking for information of a far different type. This book was written following a text book format which didn't help me a lot. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Barbara A. Smith
This is an outstanding book for anyone who is suffering from depression. It has a lot of great tools to help to make life worth living and to pick up one's spirit. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Melissa Pettit
I have been struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide for most of my life and this is the first book I have found that gave me some direction to finding my own answers. Read morePublished on July 14, 2011 by Mary Spagnol
There is really no reason to live in a culture that allows cognitive psychology to flourish when people pay people to tell them what they want to hear and exacerbate problems over... Read morePublished on March 8, 2011 by XraySpex
It's obvious that the authors of this book are extremely compassionate professionals. Although one may not subscribe to the theory of cognitive therapy being an effective solution... Read morePublished on June 15, 2010 by annielaurie
I am a psychologist who has worked with suicidal individuals every day for 30 years and I found many new ideas in this book. Read morePublished on February 20, 2008 by Brian E. Primeau