Children of Jonah: Personal Stories by Survivors of Suicide Attempts

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Capital Books, 2001 - Psychology - 127 pages
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Family, friends, and even therapists, can catch only glimpses of the intense pain, self-doubt, ethical probing, and theological questioning those attempting suicide undergo. "Children of Jonah" offers insight into this frightening inner world and a more wholesome understanding for all who have witnessed it from within. These inspiring stories convey suicide survivors indomitable strength in spite of overwhelming depression, loss of self-image and the will to live. Contributors include an African American multi-attempter, now a Ph.D. student in psychology at UCLA; a middle-aged author, the son of missionaries; a psychiatrist and survivor of seven attempts, and many more."
 

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Contents

A Letter from Iceland
1
Dancing with Death
9
A Moth in the Heart
39
A Prison Guards Story
55
My Last Suicide
65
My Most Difficult Journey
71
To Hell and Back
91
Love at Its Best
115
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About the author (2001)

The founder and president of OASSIS (Organization for Attempters and Survivors of Suicide in Interfaith Services), James T. Clemons is also an ordained minister for the United Methodist Church. He is the author of What Does the Bible Say About Suicide, Sermons on Suicide, and Perspectives on Suicide

Judy Collins has thrilled audiences for nearly five decades with her magnificent voice and thoughtful interpretations. Many of Collins's albums have been certified platinum and her version of Joni Michell's "Both Sides Now'has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Her rendition of Stephen Sondheim's "Send in the Clowns" won Grammy's Song of the Year in 1975. Judy's film about Antonia Brico, was nominated for an Academy Award in 1974. Brico was Judy's calssical piano teacher when she was young and was the first woman to conduct major symphonies around the world. In 2000, Judy founded her own record label, Wildflower Records.

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