Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide (Kindle Edition)

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"Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide (Kindle Edition)"

Dr. Jamison has studied manic-depressive illness and suicide both professionally—and personally. She first planned her own suicide at 17; she attempted to carry it out at 28. Now professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, she explores the complex psychology of suicide, especially in people younger than 40: why it occurs, why it is one of our most significant health problems, and how it can be prevented. Dr. Jamison discusses manic-depression, suicide in different cultures and eras, suicide notes (they “promise more than they deliver”), methods, preventive treatments, and the devastating effects on loved ones. She explores what type of person commits suicide, and why, and when. She illustrates her points with detailed anecdotes about people who have attempted or committed suicide, some famous, some ordinary, many of them young. Not easy reading, either in subject or style, but you’ll understand suicide better and be jolted by the intensity of depression that drives young people to it.

Publication Date:

2011

Course Material Author

Kay Redfield Jamieson, PhD

KAY REDFIELD JAMISON is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as well as Honorary Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is the author of the national best-seller An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness and coauthor of the standard medical text on manic-depressive illness. She is also the author of Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, as well as more than a hundred scientific papers about mood disorders, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and suicide.

Course Creator

Sandi Cardaman

Sandi Cardaman is a Licensed Mental Health counselor who has been working in the field for 13 years. In that time she has worked as a counselor and provided supervision to interns. Sandi has worked with clients struggling with eating disorders, domestic violence and mood disorders as well as those dealing with the dependency system.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss historical trends in suicide and attitudes towards suicide.

  2. Cite case examples of individuals whose lives illustrate the tragic consequences of suicide attempts and successes

  3. Enhance your ability to provide supportive services to families affected by suicide

  4. Idenitfy medications used to treat depression and manic-depressive disorder.

  5. Explain why different methods of suicide are more common in certain areas.

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