Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 April 2008

224 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195325577

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Eight Stories Up

An Adolescent Chooses Hope over Suicide

DeQuincy Lezine and David Brent

Adolescent Mental Health Initiative

Lezine has devoted his life to preventing suicide in adolescents, and he brings the wealth of his personal and professional experience to bear in Eight Stories Up. He starts by describing his deteriorating state of mind in college, using his own email archive to reconstruct retell the episode that would nearly claim his life. He then offers hard-earned wisdom and practical advice to other young people who may be considering suicide. In straightforward, easy-to-understand language, and drawing on the psychiatric expertise of David Brent, MD, Lezine discusses the potential causes of suicide in adolescents, how to seek psychiatric treatment, and how to get the most out of professional help.

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