The Suicide Prevention Pocket Guidebook

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What to expect

Understandably, we may feel extremely cautious about how to approach or talk to someone who is having suicidal thoughts; we may be worried about saying or doing the ‘wrong thing’ – and this often creates a barrier to helping.

In this comprehensive guidebook, Joy Hibbins (the founder of an award-winning Suicide Crisis Centre which has attracted international attention) shares her invaluable experience of helping people through suicidal crisis.

This book will show you how to:
• Understand the complexity of suicidal feelings and what may lead to a crisis
• Be aware of factors that can increase someone’s risk of suicide
• Directly ask someone about suicidal thoughts
• Build empathy and a strong connection with the individual in crisis
• Learn strategies to support someone and help them survive

The fact that you care, and you want to help, can make such a difference to someone who is in need of support.

All royalties donated to the charity Suicide Crisis.

Critics Review

  • Sonja Eriksen, Trauma and Suicide Prevention Specialist, New Zealand
  • The Suicide Prevention Pocket Guidebook

    Philippa Lowe, Chair, Rethink Mental Illness
  • Professor David Mosse, The Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities and Leadership Team, Support After Suicide Partnership
  • Dr Deborah Dover, Deputy Medical Director, Consultant Psychiatrist and Suicide Prevention Lead at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey (London) Mental Health NHS Trust

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