Thursday, November 29, 2007
Bibliography of Resources on Suicide and Depression
The October 25, 2007 edition of the Shelby County Reporter included a story about the efforts of some of Montevallo's own to raise awareness about suicide. The Reporter piece highlights the unfortunate fact that incidents of suicide have been on the rise over the past year locally.
In September, members of UM's Chi Sigma Iota counseling honor society participated in an Out of the Darkness awareness walk. The goals of these events, which are sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, include raising money for AFSP's research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increasing awareness about depression and suicide, and assisting survivors of suicide loss.
Carmichael Library presents these resources on the related issues of suicide and depression. All of the following books can be found in the library's circulating collection on the second floor. Check the catalog for availability.
Bolton, Iris and Curtis Mitchell. My Son - My Son -: A Guide to Healing After a Suicide in the Family. Atlanta, Ga.: Bolton Press, 1991. HV6545.B6
Capuzzi, Dave. Suicide Prevention in the Schools: Guidelines for Middle and High School Settings. Alexandria, Va.: American Counseling Association, 1994. HV6546 .C38 1994
Colt, George Howe. The Enigma of Suicide. New York: Summit Books, 1991. HV6545 .C596 1991
Daniell, Rosemary. Fatal Flowers: On Sin, Sex, and Suicide in the Deep South. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1980. HQ1438.A13 D35
Gilbert, Paul. Overcoming Depression: A Step-by-Step Approach to Gaining Control Over Depression. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. RC537 .G534 2001
Hawton, Keith, and Catalán, José. Attempted Suicide: A Practical Guide to its Nature and Management. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987. RC569 .H38 1987
Johnson, Wanda Yvonne. Youth Suicide: The School's Role in Prevention and Response. Bloomington, Ind.: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 1999. HV6546 .J645 1999
Joiner, Thomas E. Why People Die by Suicide. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2005. HV6545 .J65 2005
Karp, David A. Speaking of Sadness: Depression, Disconnection, and the Meanings of Illness. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. RC537 .K367 1996
Keir, Norman. I Can't Face Tomorrow: Help for Those Troubled by Thoughts of Suicide. Wellingborough: Thorsons Pub. Group, 1986. HV6545 .K45 1986
Lester, David. Making Sense of Suicide: An In-Depth Look at Why People Kill Themselves. Philadelphia: Charles Press, 1997. HV6545 .L419 1997
Menninger, Karl A. Man Against Himself. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985. RC569.5.S45 M46 1985
Miller, Leslie A. and Paul A. Rose. Suicide. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2000. HV6545 .S818 2000
Minois, Georges. History of Suicide: Voluntary Death in Western Culture. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999. RC569 .M55 1999
O'Malley, Nancy. Suicide on Campus: Caring and Coping. Madison, Wis.: Magna, 1987. HV6546
Reynolds, David K. and Norman L. Farberow. Suicide: Inside and Out. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976. RC569 .R49
Rickgarn, Ralph L. V. Perspectives on College Student Suicide. Amityville, N.Y.: Baywood Pub. Co., 1994. HV6545.8 .R53 1994
Shneidman, Edwin S. Death and the College Student: A Collection of Brief Essays on Death and Suicide by Harvard Youth. New York: Behavioral Publications, 1972. HV6545 .S354
Slaby, Andrew Edmund and Lili Garfinkel. No One Saw My Pain: Why Teens Kill Themselves. New York: Norton, 1994. RJ506.S9 S53 1994
Solomon, Andrew. The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression. New York: Scribner, 2001. RC537 .S598 2001
Vidal, John A. Student Suicide: A Guide for Intervention. Washington, D.C.: National Education Association, 1989. HV6546 .V54 1989
Web Sites and More
UM Counseling and Career Center - Resources for students. Professional staff members are available for consultation, training and intervention. To schedule an appointment call (205) 665-6262.
Birmingham Crisis Center - Crisis and Suicide Line is (205) 323-7777 or 1-800-273-TALK.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Out of the Darkness Community Walks - A project of the AFSP
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Suicide Prevention and Survivors' Resources - Provided by GriefNet
Bibliography compiled by Jason Cooper, Maribel Martinez, and Tiffany Walker