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SUICIDE The Forever Decision By Dr. Paul G. Quinnett Dr Quinnett is a clinical psychologist and the Director of the QPR Institute, an educational organization dedicated to preventing suicide. He has worked with suicidal people and survivors of suicide for more than 35 years. Author of seven books and an award- winning journalist, he is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington.
To help save lives, the best-selling book Suicide the Forever Decision, For those Thinking about Suicide and for Those who Know, Love and Counsel Them , by Paul Quinnett, Ph.D. is herewith made available in a free electronic format to anyone in the world who wishes to read it or share it with others. Electronic copying, translation and distribution is strongly encouraged. Compliments of the QPR Institute. Suicide: the Forever Decision For those thinking about suicide and for those who know, love and counsel them. DISCLAIMER Both author and publisher wish the reader to know that this book does not offer mental health treatment, and in no way should be considered a substitute for consultation with a professional. The identities of the people written about in this book have been carefully disguised in accordance with professional standards of confidentiality and in keeping with their rights to privileged communication with the author.
1 TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION Introduction ........................................................................... 5 CHAPTER1 You Don't Have to Be Crazy ................................................... 7 CHAPTER2 An Idea That Kills ................................................................ 11 CHAPTER3 Don't I Have a Right to Die? ................................................. 13 CHAPTER4 Are You Absolutely Sure? .................................................... 19 CHAPTER5 One Step Back, Please .......................................................... 25 CHAPTER6 The Bug in the Cup ............................................................. 27 CHAPTER7 Loneliness .......................................................................... 31 CHAPTER8 The Good News About Depression ....................................... 39 CHAPTER9 Angry Enough to Kill Yourself? ........................................... 45 CHAPTER10 Maximum Stress ................................................................. 50 CHAPTER11 Too Hopeless to Hope .......................................................... 58 CHAPTER12 Drugs, Booze, and Fatal Mistakes ......................................... 67 CHAPTER13 They Won't Love You When You're Gone, Either ................. 72 CHAPTER14 For Those Who Have Tried ................................................. 79 CHAPTER15 What If You Don't Succeed? ................................................. 83 CHAPTER16 The People You Leave Behind .............................................. 87 CHAPTER17 Time Heals ......................................................................... 92 CHAPTER18 Getting Help ........................................................................ 94 CHAPTER19 A Philosophy of Life .......................................................... 101 EPILOGUE Epilogue ............................................................................ 105
2 INTRODUCTION Dear Reader; I don't know who you are or why you are reading these words. I only know that you have picked up this book and, for the moment, you are reading it. It is my hope that if you need this book, you will continue to read it. As an author, it would help me a great deal if I knew more about you. But I don't and, unless we meet sometime someplace, we can never know one another. So we are stuck right here in the beginning. We are strangers and that is the way things will be between us. But this should not stop us. At least it will not stop me. I am going to write this book directly to you, as if you were sitting with me in my office. My office is a warm room. It is quiet and private. We have comfortable chairs and the phone doesn't ring. No one will disturb us in my office. It is the office in which I do what psychologists often

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