Choosing to Live is the first self-help guide addressed to those who are considering suicide. In an empathetic nonjudgmental tone, the authors provide tools to help readers assess the risk and understand the factors that reinforce suicidal talk and behaviors. A step-by-step program for change shows how to replace negative beliefs and develop alternative skills for solving problems. For professionals who are helping seriously depressed clients, Choosing to Live offers the clear guidance of a treatment manual plus readings and exercises for clients to do at home.
This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.