Dead Serious: Breaking the Cycle of Teen Suicide

2d ed. Bublish. Jan. 2018. 210p. ISBN 9781946229533. pap. $17.99; ebk. available. SELF-HELP
OrangeReviewStarLeder, whose brother committed suicide at age 13, aims to assist those who have lost loved ones to suicide as well as those who are on the brink. This completely revised and updated second edition of the author's widely acclaimed and comprehensive work first published 30 years ago expands on her valuable perspective and covers everything from the amount of homework children should be given to suicide warning signs. Leder destroys suicide myths (e.g., they're just looking for attention) and emphasizes the importance of being able to read and understand (usually) young people who see no other alternatives to dealing with anxiety or depression.
VERDICT Leder has been there and is trained to prevent others from having to suffer suicide's consequences. An excellent book for our time.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.


Get connected. Join our global community of more than 200,000 librarians and educators.

Get access to 8000+ annual reviews of books, ebooks, and more

As low as $13.50/month