Suicide Prevention
by Kristine Bertini
March 2016, 107pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, Praeger

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-4191-0
$41, £31, 35€, A59
eBook Available: 978-1-4408-4192-7
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Youth suicide has increased 200 percent from the 1950s. Recognizing the warning signs and knowing how to intervene CAN make a difference.

Written by a clinical psychologist and illustrated with vignettes from the author's experience, this book offers a clear understanding of how suicidal thought develops, how we can help prevent death from suicide, and how suicidal people can recover and change their way of thinking.

The message and purpose of this book are both simple and essential: with a little knowledge and awareness, you can help save a life. This book provides details in recognizing the warning signs of someone who may be suicidal and specific steps in how to intervene and prevent a suicide. Written specifically for mature high school students and college-aged individuals, Suicide Prevention will enable readers to understand why someone may be suicidal. It also empowers readers to give a suicidal individual hope and explains how to get that person help.

The book explains why suicidal thoughts may develop and presents interventions for concerned others to help the suicidal person shift their mindset of hopelessness and find resources to heal. Vignettes and suicide prevention measures are provided to bring to life the interventions a concerned other can make that could save a life. This book could be the most valuable and impactful read in a young adult’s life.


  • Presents practical information of critical importance that can help prevent death from suicide
  • Specifically written to serve one of the highest risk and most vulnerable groups to suicide (youth ages 15–24) and provides them with information and resources to save lives
  • Provides real hope and "a way out" to those feeling suicidal
Kristine Bertini, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at the University of Southern Maine and in private practice. Her published works include Understanding and Preventing Suicide: The Development of Self-Destructive Patterns and Ways to Alter Them and Strength for the Sandwich Generation: Help to Thrive While Simultaneously Caring for Our Kids and Our Aging Parents. Bertini has been chair of the University Task Force on Suicide Intervention and a member of the Governor's Steering Committee on Suicide Prevention.
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