Suicide Prevention Reading Materials & Links

Enfield Public Library Bibliography
Suicide
Bibliography prepared April 2007

Nonfiction

  • Battin, M. Pabst. Suicide: The Philosophical Issues
    • Published: St. Martin’s Press, 1980
    • ISBN: 0312775318
    • Call Number: 179.7/Suicide
  • Beattie, Melody. A Reason to Live
    • Published: Tyndale, 1991
    • ISBN: 0842309888
    • Call Number: 362.2/Reason
  • Blauner, Susan Rose. How I Stayed Alive When my Brain was Trying to Kill Me: 1 Person's Guide to Suicide Prevention
    • Published: Quill, 2003
    • ISBN: 0060936215
    • Call Number: 362.28/BLA
  • Castle, Lana R. Bipolar Disorder Demystified: Mastering the Tightrope of Manic Depression
    • Published: Marlowe and Company, 2003
    • ISBN: 1569245584
    • Call Number: 616.89/CAS
  • Coleman, Penny. Flashback: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide, and the Lessons of War
    • Published: Beacon Press, 2006
    • ISBN: 0807050407
    • Call Number: 616.85/COL
  • Crook, Marion. Every Parent’s Guide to Understanding Teenagers and Suicide: Recognize the Hidden Signs
    • Published: International Self-Counsel Press, 1988
    • ISBN: 0889086834
    • Call Number: 362.2/CROOK
  • DePaulo, J. Raymond. Understanding Depression: What we Know and What You Can do About it
    • Published: Wiley, 2002
    • ISBN: 0471395528
    • Call Number: 616.8/DEP
  • Empfield, Maureen. Understanding Teenage Depression: A Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management
    • Published: H. Holt, 2001
    • ISBN: 0805067612
    • Call Number: 616.85/EMP
  • Evans, Glen. Encyclopedia of Suicide
    • Published: Facts of File, 1988
    • ISBN: 0816013977
    • Call Number: R 362.2/EVANS
  • Finneran, Kathleen. The Tender Land: A Family Love Story
    • Published: Houghton Mifflin, 2000
    • ISBN: 0395984955
    • Call Number: 362.28/FINNERAN
  • Hermes, Patricia. A Time to Listen: Preventing Youth Suicide
    • Published: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987
    • ISBN: 0152881964
    • Call Number: j362.2/HERMES
  • Jamison, Kay. Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide
    • Published: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999
    • ISBN: 0375401458
    • Call Number: 616.85/JAMISON
  • Keir, Norman. I Can’t Face Tomorrow: Help for Those Troubled by Thoughts of Suicide
    • Published: Thorsons, 1986
    • ISBN: 0722512562
    • Call Number: 362.2/KEIR
  • Pollack, William S. Real Boys’ Voices
    • Published: Random House, 2000
    • ISBN: 0679462996
    • Call Number: 305.23/POLLACK
  • Portner, Jessica. One in Thirteen: The Silent Epidemic of Teen Suicide
    • Published: Robins Lane Press, 2001
    • ISBN: 1589040015
    • Call Number: 362.28/POR
  • Poussaint, Alvin F. Lay My Burden Down: Unraveling Suicide and the Mental Health Crisis Among African-Americans
    • Published: Beacon Press, 2000
    • ISBN: 0807009601
    • Call Number: 616.89/POU
  • Puryear, Anne. Stephen Lives! My Son Stephen - His Life, Suicide and Afterlife
    • Published: Pocket Books, 1996
    • ISBN: 067153663X
    • Call Number: 133.901/PURYEAR
  • Roleff, Tamara L. Suicide: Opposing Viewpoints
    • Published: Greenhaven Press, 1998
    • ISBN: 1565106652
    • Call Number: 362.28/SUICIDE
  • Roman, Jo. Exit House
    • Published: Seaview Books, 1980
    • ISBN: 0872236498
    • Call Number: 362.2/ROMAN
  • Solomon, Andrew. Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
    • Published: Scribner, 2001
    • ISBN: 068485466X
    • Call Number: 616.85/SOL
  • Torrey, E. Fuller. Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families and Providers
    • Published: Basic Books, 2002
    • ISBN: 0465086632
    • Call Number: 616.89/TOR
  • Truly, Tracey. Teen rights: A legal Guide for Teens and the Adults in Their Lives
    • Published: Sphinx, 2002
    • ISBN: 1572482214
    • Call Number: YA 346.7301/TRU
  • Zahn, Tina. Why I Jumped: My True Story of Postpartum Depression, Dramatic Rescue and Return to Hope
    • Published: Fleming Hall Revell, 2006
    • ISBN: 0800718917
    • Call Number: 248.8/ZAH
Biography / Memoir
  • Brautigan, Ianthe. You Can’t Catch Death: A Daughter’s Memoir
    • Published: St. Martin’s Press, 2000
    • ISBN: 0312252964
    • Call Number: B Brautigan
  • Oliver, Anna Cypra. Assembling My Father: A Daughter Detective Story
    • Published: Houghton Mifflin, 2004
    • ISBN: 0618341528
    • Call Number: B Weinberger
  • Swearingen, Ben. Mystery of Hermann Goering’s Suicide
    • Published: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985
    • ISBN: 015163968X
    • Call Number: B Goering
  • Vanderbilt, Gloria. A Mother’s Story
    • Published: Knopf, 1996
    • ISBN: 0679450521
    • Call Number: B Vanderbilt
Fiction
  • Anderson, Robert. Little fugue
    • Published: Ballantine Books, 2005
    • ISBN: 0345454103
    • Call Number: F Anderson
  • Bayer, William. The Dream of Broken Horses
    • Published: Pocket Books, 2002
    • ISBN: 0743403363
    • Call Number: F Bayer
  • Boswell, Robert. Century’s Son
    • Published: Knopf, 2002
    • ISBN: 0375412379
    • Call Number: F Boswell
  • Brugman, Alyssa. Walking Naked
    • Published: Delacorte Press, 2004
    • ISBN: 0385731159
    • Call Number: YA F Brugman
  • Child, Lincoln. Death Match: A Novel
    • Published: Doubleday, 2004
    • ISBN: 0385506708
    • Call Number: F Child
  • Connelly, Neil O. St Michael’s Scales. Arthur A
    • Published: Levine Books, 2002
    • ISBN: 0439394458
    • Call Number: YA F Connelly
  • Deuker, Carl. High Heat
    • Published: Houghton-Miffling, 2003
    • ISBN: 0618311173
    • Call Number: YA F Deuker
  • Fine, Anne. Up on Cloud Nine
    • Published: Delacorte Press, 2002
    • ISBN: 0385730098
    • Call Number: J F Fine
  • Freymann-Weyr, Garret. Stay With Me
    • Published: Houghton Mifflin, 2006
    • ISBN: 0618605711
    • Call Number: YA F Freymann
  • Going, K.L. Fat Kid Rules the World
    • Published: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2003
    • ISBN: 0399239901
    • Call Number: YA F Going
  • Guterson, David. East of the Mountains
    • Published: BDD Audio, 1999
    • ISBN: 0553502247
    • Call Number: CASS F Guterson
  • Hahn, Mary Downing. The Wind Blows Backward
    • Published: Clarion Books, 1993
    • ISBN: 0380775301
    • Call Number: YA F Hahn
  • Hornbacher, Marya. The Center of Winter
    • Published: Harper Collins, 2005
    • ISBN: 0060192267
    • Call Number: F Hornbach
  • Long, Goldberry. Juniper Tree Burning
    • Published: Simon and Schuster, 2001
    • ISBN: 0743202031
    • Call Number: F Long
  • McCullers, Carson. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
    • Published: Houghton Mifflin, 2000 [c. 1940]
    • ISBN: 0618084746
    • Call Number: F McCullers
  • Meno, Joe. The Boy Detective Fails
    • Published: Punk Planet Books, 2006
    • ISBN: 1933354100
    • Call Number: F Meno
  • Parks, Tim. Destiny
    • Published: Arcade Publishers, 2000
    • ISBN: 1559705175
    • Call Number: F Parks
  • Pevsner, Stella. How Could You Do It, Diane?
    • Published: Clarion Books, 1989
    • ISBN: 0395510414
    • Call Number: J Pevsner
  • Pfeffer, Susan Beth. About David
    • Published: Delacorte Press, 1980
    • ISBN: 0440000939
    • Call Number: J F Pfeffer
  • Rapp, Adam. Under the Wolf, Under the Dog
    • Published: Candlewick Press, 2004
    • ISBN: 0763618787
    • Call Number: YA F Rapp
  • Slade, Arthur G. Tribes
    • Published: Wendy Lamb Books, 2002
    • ISBN: 0385730039
    • Call Number: YA F Slade
  • Spindler, Erica. In Silence
    • Published: Mira Books, 2003
    • ISBN: 1551666995
    • Call Number: F Spindler
  • Straub, Peter. Lost Boy, Lost Girl: A Novel
    • Published: Random House, 2003
    • ISBN: 1400060923
    • Call Number: F Straub
  • Vaught, Susan. Trigger
    • Published: Bloomsbury, 2006
    • ISBN: 1582349207
    • Call Number: YA F Vau
DVD/VHS
  • The Butcher Boy. Warner Home Video, 2007. (110 minutes)
    • Call Number: DVD/Butcher
    • Francie lives with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother. The pressure on Francie to grow up is immense. When his mother commits suicide and his friend, Joe, goes off to boarding school, Francie sinks ever deeper into paranoia thanks mainly to his nasty neighbor Mrs. Nugent.
  • Meet John Doe. Digiview Productions, 2004. (122 minutes)
    • Call Number: DVD/Meet
    • Reporter Ann Mitchell concocts a story about a fictional character named John Doe and makes him the subject of a column telling his intention to commit suicide over the sorry state of mankind. As the story spreads a grassroots movement develops, showering compassion on the fictional "John Doe", thereby saving the character.
  • ‘Night, Mother. MCA Home Video, 1987. (1 hour, 37 minutes)
    • Call Number: VC/Night
    • A taut, emotional study about a mother's attempt to stop her distraught daughter from committing suicide.
  • Ordinary People. Paramount Home Video, 1980. (124 minutes)
    • Call Number: VC/Ordinary
    • The "ordinary" existence of an upper middle class family is shattered with the death of the older son and the struggle of the younger son against guilt and suicide.
  • Stay. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2006. (99 minutes)
    • Call Number: DVD/Stay
    • Henry, a college student, plans to kill himself in three days, unless psychologist Sam can save him. After his first encounter with Henry, Sam finds he's losing his own grip on reality, as he is thrust into a nightmarish place between life and death.