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Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide

Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide By Kay Redfield Jamison Night Falls Fast Understanding Suicide From the author of the best selling memoir An Unquiet Mind comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide and its terrible pull on the young in particular Night Falls Fast is tragically

  • Title: Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide
  • Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
  • ISBN: 9780375701474
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Paperback
  • Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide By Kay Redfield Jamison From the author of the best selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular Night Falls Fast is tragically timely suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty five.An internationally acknowledged authority on depressive illnFrom the author of the best selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular Night Falls Fast is tragically timely suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty five.An internationally acknowledged authority on depressive illnesses, Dr Jamison has also known suicide firsthand after years of struggling with manic depression, she tried at age twenty eight to kill herself Weaving together a historical and scientific exploration of the subject with personal essays on individual suicides, she brings not only her remarkable compassion and literary skill but also all of her knowledge and research to bear on this devastating problem This is a book that helps us to understand the suicidal mind, to recognize and come to the aid of those at risk, and to comprehend the profound effects on those left behind It is critical reading for parents, educators, and anyone wanting to understand this tragic epidemic.
    Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide By Kay Redfield Jamison

    Night Falls Fast Understanding Suicide Jamison, Kay From the author of the best selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular Night Falls Fast is tragically timely suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty five. Night Falls Fast Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Mar , From the author of the best selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular Night Falls Fast is tragically timely suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty five. Night Falls Fast Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Oct , Overview From the author of the best selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular Night Falls Fast is tragically timely suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty five. Night Falls Fast by Kay Redfield Jamison About Night Falls Fast From the author of the best selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular Night Falls Fast is tragically timely suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty five. Night Falls Fast Understanding Suicide Kindle edition Night Falls Fast is tragically timely suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty five. Night Falls Fast by Kay Redfield Jamison Audiobook Publisher s Summary From the author of the best selling memoir An Unquiet Mind comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular Night Falls Fast is tragically timely suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of and . Night Falls Fast Understanding Suicide eBay From the author of the best selling memoir An Unquiet Mind , comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular Night Falls Fast is tragically timely suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty five. Arch Enemy Night Falls Fast Lyrics Genius Lyrics Sep , Night Falls Fast Lyrics This Earth speaks of darkness To come in the blood of man The air, breathe the poison All water running black Until the sun rises and sets on death The sky burns Arch Enemy Night Falls Fast Lyrics AZLyrics Night falls fast Watch the dying sun We are lost No angel dares to land In this hell of mankind s making Buried all beauty in our foulness Nature begins to shine its fury Until the sun rises and sets on death The sky burns red like sheer hate Harmony Michael Christopher Lead Michael Lead Christopher Night falls fast upon mankind

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    1. Kirsten on said:

      Jamison begins this excellent book by describing suicide in the same terms that one might describe a particularly awful disease Suicide is a particularly awful way to die the mental suffering leading up to it is usually prolonged, intense, and unpalliated, she writes There is no morphine equivalent to ease the acute pain, and death not uncommonly is violent and grisly This sets the tone for the book, which is unflinching and frequently painful to read, yet the author also infuses the information [...]

    2. Thomas on said:

      Suicide is a particularly awful way to die the mental suffering leading up to it is usually prolonged, intense, and unpalliated There is no morphine equivalent to ease the acute pain, and death not uncommonly is violent and grisly The suffering of the suicidal is private and inexpressible, leaving family members, friends, and colleagues to deal with an almost unfathomable kind of loss, as well as guilt Suicide carries in its aftermath a level of confusion and devastation that is, for the most pa [...]

    3. Mike on said:

      I m reluctant to commit to paper the thoughts and feelings that Night Falls Fast evoked It s obviously going to function as a triggering experience for many depressed people And it will be very distressing for people who have either considered, romanticized, or settled on suicide Chronicling my emotional engagement with the book here going through all of that again would be too exhausting It s something, truth be told, I want to put behind me.An important thing for sufferers of depression who ar [...]

    4. stephanie on said:

      one of the best books i have seen on suicide, i should go back and read it once i finish the books i am working on now her prose is very accessible i can t emphasize how important and rare this is in psychological writing in that she doesn t get caught up in jargon or theory she knows how to personalize the subject matter, and make it relevant the truth is, if you haven t had a suicidal impulse, then you know someone that has this book does an excellent job of illustrating why that urge comes ab [...]

    5. Heather on said:

      Lots of good information abounds in this book I appreciated the mixture of clinical information and artistic commentary on the subject But as a sibling of someone who committed suicide I am left with one question concern What of all those out there who are mentally ill and tending towards suicide who can not get help What of the men who can not hold steady jobs, who are in and out of jail, who end up in half way houses or on the street What of the ill who have no health insurance, who can not af [...]

    6. Amy on said:

      If you have ever been close to someone who has completed suicide, please consider reading this book This is the definitive book on suicide and examines the topic through many different lenses personal, psychological, sociological, historical, legal etc with expertise and care Dr Kay Jamison, who is the world s leading expert on bipolar disorder, and is also a multiple suicide attempt survivor herself, does an excellent job at examining the subject in an easily accessible manner I read this book [...]

    7. Rachel Elizabeth on said:

      Suicide, both the completed act and ideation of, is a subject that I ve had to deal with much than I d care to I made the mistake of reading this book while on a bus back to college and what I remember most of the experience is how embarrassing it was to be sitting next to a stranger, making a deeply personal connection with a book and crying without restraint But, if you think of all of the smart, creative, generous people whose lives have been cut short by depression culminating in suicide, i [...]

    8. Anne Jordan-Baker on said:

      In the epilogue, Kay Redfield Jamison writes, I was naive to underestimate how disturbing it would be to write this book I bet It was disturbing to read, too I love good nonfiction, and this is it beautiful structure, sentences that I wish I could write, clarity, poetry Breathtaking On the other hand, the subject matter is a horror suicide, which is an ugly and gritty reality that cannot be made pretty or ok I loved this book, but it was definitely disorienting in its attention to such a frighte [...]

    9. Kelly on said:

      4.5 stars.I can t in good conscience review this book without first stating some very important qualifications the actual review starts in the next paragraph This book is NOT meant to provide therapeutic type understanding to the acutely suicidal If you are severely depressed or seriously suicidal, DO NOT read this book If you know someone who is depressed or suicidal, DO NOT give them this book to read though it may very well be helpful for you to read as a friend or caregiver The frankness of [...]

    10. Aslihan Fer on said:

      nsan psikolojisi zerine fark ndal k yaratabilecek bir eser Uzun s re elimde s r nmeseydi daha verimli bir okuma olabilirdi yine de hayat n n belli bir d neminde psikolojik bir rahats zl k ya am olanlar, intihar n nedenini nas l n , toplum zerindeki etkilerini nas l nlenebilece ini renmek anlamak isteyenler i in de erli ve yararl bir kitap oldu unu d n yorum.

    11. John Jr. on said:

      Read as research for a play about suicide There s much to value here, particularly the individual cases recounted.On the other hand, there are problems One of the book s annoyances is Jamison s excessive fondness for statistics A greater shortcoming is that she writes confidently from one side of a still unsettled question about the relationship between the mind and the brain, assuming that what happens at a neurochemical level in the brain is the cause of what happens in the mind in terms of em [...]

    12. Anne on said:

      After several teen suicides and attempted suicides in my hometown this past year, I started to feel incredibly helpless Despite the obvious sadness of young lives lost, I felt overwhelming frustration It is often easy for people to dismiss teen suicide as the result of immaturity or a lack of perspective heartbreak over unrequited love or a rejection letter from Harvard What people ignore is the reality that the majority of suicides, those of teenagers and adults are the result of chonic and unt [...]

    13. Pat spain on said:

      It was a phenomenal bookbut much like Requiem for a Dream will kil your day week I still hate Joe for suggesting I take this on a greyhound bus trip for some, in his words light reading Asshole There is a chapter in this book which contains actual suicide notes from people from various time periods and walks of life, some sad, some angry, some strangely happy, all intent on ending their own lives It s the most disturbing chapter of any book I have ever read.

    14. Jennifer on said:

      This was one of the books that helped me out of a very dangerous frame of mind Reading about other people in despair helped me realize I was stronger than I thought, that things could get better, and that I could seek help if I needed it.

    15. Jason on said:

      expertly examining a difficult subject The applicability of this book to my life is not appropriate This book is far too academic for my CURRENT taste I would have chewed this one up in seconds in graduate school, but alas that was two years ago and reading this just brought about stress THAT SAID, its amazing, well written, well researched, and carefully constructed It is by far the best book on suicide, and the most approachable that I have EVER read it s a shame graduate school did not force [...]

    16. Geneva on said:

      I first want to preface my review by mentioning that the young man who recommended this book, in the wake of Robin Williams suicide, warned me and others that it had been a difficult emotionally read and that he d caution others against picking it up lightly, as many might find it to be triggering or damaging to their own emotional states I had no such problems, but I have also not yet been faced with less than two degrees of separation from suicide extended family that I either did not know at [...]

    17. Juniper Shore on said:

      I ve read this book several times It s one of very few I ve ever found that actually made me feel better in the grip of hopelessness It works because the author not only studied her subject from the outside but lives within it as well.Jamison is one of those rare academics who can actually write Her descriptions of the suicidal state of mind are as moving and accurate as it is possible for language to be This is not a self help book, that fatuously tells you everything will be all right It s not [...]

    18. Kenzie on said:

      This book took me MONTHS to get through, and for good reason Ironically that doesn t seem like the right word , my uncle passed away in February after a long battle with depression, alcoholism, and several other debilitating struggles soon after I started Night Falls Fast The research findings published here are incredibly fascinating though likely rather outdated now , and Jamison puts so many things to words in this book Thoughts I ve had, feelings I ve experienced, etc The entire time I was r [...]

    19. Sue on said:

      After losing a cousin to suicide this summer, I thought I would try too late to understand I found nothing astonishing in this book, though it is beautifully written My cousin, at age 54, did not fall within the parameters of this book, which the author states is a study of suicide in the young defined as under age 45 I wish Ms Jamison would write another book focusing on suicide among those older than 45, which would include my cousin and, famously, Robin Williams Have those who have chosen to [...]

    20. Jenette on said:

      Once again Jamison publishes yet another beautiful book well as recent as 1999 Night Falls Fast is a comprehensive book about suicide It s research heavy and it focuses on explaining the act to those in sorrow, objectively It also laces beautiful poetry within the chapters The most important thing one should know about suicide, is that it s not a decision made from reason but the extent of a terrible illness It is neither a selfish act or selfless act, but a symptom of an illness that this count [...]

    21. Nathan Sharpe on said:

      this book is not for the faint of heart it is extremly heavy however it does discuss a subject that is extremly misunderstood and kills as many people as many of the major physical diseases and for that reason required my reading.

    22. Carri Anderson on said:

      This is by far the best and most truthful book describing the suicidal mind and thoughts Not only does this book bluntly let you see what drives many people and types to suicide, it also gives in depth description of how it effects each family member and friend I have read this book 3 times.

    23. Felicia on said:

      This is very poignant, all I could think was wow there are people who can put these feelings into words I read this while severely depressed and while not depressed its interesting for me to contrast my mental state while reading this I d like for neural typical people to read this to grasp an understanding and hopefully break the taboo.

    24. Histteach24 on said:

      I understood that this would be a depressing book by the nature of it As an educator I was drawn to reading it because it promised to examine suicide among the young Yet there was little mention of teens and modern cases, nor was there tips for educators to use to help suicidal teens Instead, we heard story after story of poets and writers, etc who died in the 1800 s early 1900 s I think there was one modern day case in the entire book The use of poetry and quotations made the readings even dau [...]

    25. Emilio on said:

      Ugh When I read this book, I hoped that the author would provide a context to, as the subtitle says, understand suicide the psychology, or its background over history and age groups.What I found instead is a book that deals not with suicide in any comprehensive sense, but only youth suicide, which is literally acknowledged only in a footnote Likewise, it presents the usual emotive portrait of suicide as a mental illness that must be stamped out, which tells little about how any particular youth [...]

    26. Lisa on said:

      Really opened my eyes to the complexity of this issue and how much research is being done It helped me understand my bi polar family member in greater detail A powerful book I d recommend to anyone whose loved one s suffer from depression and or bi polar.

    27. Kaelea Bearwald on said:

      I didn t even end up finishing this book To me, it was too technical and it felt like I was back in school and reading a text book I was very disapointed.

    28. Iseult on said:

      I read this book as someone whose sibling killed himself and someone who s dealt with mental illness and suicidal thoughts since childhood I didn t learn anything new from reading this honestly It is dated, published in 1999 She talks about omega 3s and says they re not sure if it s low cholesterol or a healthy amount of omega 3s that helps depression decreases suicide risk Nowadays everyone knows about the connection between omega 3s and depression In addition, I think everyone is way aware of [...]

    29. Krists on said:

      A solid examination of a cultural and public health issue Intertwining artistic fragments with social commentary and hard statistics, Dr Jamison attempts to understand the underlying issues of what causes suicide at large In her opinion, the neurochemical aspect prevalence of mental disorders serve as the primary catalyst for suicide, suggesting wider awareness about these issues from the public, the press and society as a whole.As somebody who has studied a fair bit about neuropharmacology and [...]

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