I have read extensively both selfhelp books and autobiographies of people with depression and bipolar disorder to no avail looking for help.
Although I am on medications and seeing a cognitive-behavorial therapist for some time and while I understood what he was saying. I wasn't able to assimiliate it until I read this book.
This book changed my life. I give this book freely to friends who are in need of answers for this book has both rich insite and the forthrightness that hits home.
Thank you,the authors, for writing it. It has closed the door to suicide forever for me and has truly changed my life.
Perhaps the greatest strength of this book is the authors' ability to teach numerous proven therapy techniques while conveying a genuine concern and respect for the person struggling to stay alive. This helps create a sense of hope. For treatment providers, it models compassionate cognitive therapy for those who arguably need it most. I think this book should be required reading for mental health professionals whose training programs often do not adequately address work with suicidal individuals.
If you struggle with thoughts of suicide, know someone who does, or work in the field of mental health, I highly recommend this book. It will change the way you look at suicide.