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Dead Serious: Breaking the Cycle of Teen Suicide by [Leder, Jane Mersky]
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Editorial Reviews


"This updated edition is as fresh as it is urgently needed--a life-giving essential resource." -- Foreword Reviews

" . . . A must-read for anyone who loves a teen or works with one." -- Deborah Serani, Psy.D., author of Living with Depression

"A straight-forward and honest look at the most important issue facing our teens today. The variety of real-life stories in Dead Serious: Breaking the Cycle of Teen Suicide helps to bring key information to life." --Dr. Lisa Boesky, Author of When to Worry: How to Tell if Your Teen Needs Help--and What to Do About It
"Dead Serious is an important read for teens, their loved ones, educators, and health care professionals . . . Weaving together statistics and compelling real-world stories, Leder dispels the myths and illustrates the warning signals for how we can all prevent such human tragedies. With wide open heart, she shares the loss of her brother through suicide in the hope to spare other families this devastating experience." -- Joan M. Cook, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine

"Essential reading for anyone raising a teen, anyone who works with teens, or anyone who wants to educate themselves. You can tell how much care and research Leder put into her work, and this is an invaluable resource." -- Goodreads Reader

"A necessary read for everyone who works with kids, including kids. Insightful, concise, timely, and has tools and resources for everyone." -- Charles Schallhorn, Psychology Teacher, Mountain House High School, Mountain House, CA
"I believe that a copy of this book needs to be read by teenagers and vulnerable adults or generally anyone who is in a position of power/in education as it is something that needs to be made more aware of. From an education point of view you deal with so many students that have problems, and it takes time to develop trust, and not everyone wants to talk. This book helps with raising awareness and what you can do to help or spot the signs. It is a good book to have in every library available. I'm sorry for anyone who has gone through a personal loss, and have dealt with the grief and anger that comes along with it."-- Charlotte Render, Educator, NetGalley Reader
" . . . It hit hard but it was so damn good."-- Hope, NetGalley Reader

"I really do recommend this book. Keep it as a resource, and hopefully you will be able to help someone in your life get the help they need." -- Leelynn, Goodreads Reader

"If only every teenager would read this book for school. I read this as a Suicide Prevention volunteer. Excellent." -- Goodreads Reader

You would imagine that a book with a focus on teen suicide would be all doom and gloom, but that's not what this book is at all. Letting teens know that it's brave to seek help when they need it and providing tools for people at risk of suicide along with their friends, Dead Serious provides understanding and hope.
--NetGalley Reader

From the Author

When I read that the biggest surge in suicides was among middle schoolers, I was dismayed.  At that moment after more than thirty years, I decided to write a 2nd edition of Dead Serious: Breaking the Cycle of Teen Suicide.  So much has changed since I wrote the 1st edition: social media, the Internet, suicide prevention programs, open discussions about LGBTQ teens, physical and sexual abuse, and extreme academic pressure.

Sadly, what hasn't changed are the number of middle schoolers, teens and young adults who decide that suicide is a viable option for what, in most cases, are treatable, temporary problems. 

The journey to better understand my own brother's suicide has led me to this place.  While that journey is never-ending, listening to and writing about the stories of others has been a cathartic and, hopefully, valuable experience that I can share with readers.

Product details

  • File Size: 8304 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Jane Mersky Leder (January 23, 2018)
  • Publication Date: January 23, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B077H4BYWL
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