What's New in the Library - SUMMER 2015
First Responders, Trauma Intervention and Suicide Prevention Toolkit
First Responders—paramedics, firefighters, police, corrections officers—are at extremely high risk for exposure to trauma and to susceptibility to suicidal behaviour. This toolkit presents facts, statistics and resources concerning this relationship.
The World Without Us by Robin Stevenson
Orca Book Publishers.(2015). 226p.
“What do you do when someone you care about wants you to follow him to a really dark place? Do you pull away? Do you help plan the trip? Or do you put your own life on the line in the hope that love will coax your friend away from the precipice? When Mel meets Jeremy, she thinks she has finally found someone who understands her, someone who will listen to her, someone who cares. But Jeremy has secrets that torment him, and Mel isn’t sure she can save him from his demons. All she knows is that she has to save herself.
Set in Florida, against a backdrop of anti-death-penalty activism, The World Without Us examines one girl’s choices in a world where the stakes are very high and one misstep can hurt—or even kill—you”(from book jacket).
Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction and Suicide in My Family by Muriel Hemingway( with Ben Greenman).
Regan Arts.(2015). 279 p.
“This deeply moving honest new memoir, actress and mental health icon Mariel Hemingway shares in candid detail the story of her troubled childhood in a famous family haunted by depression, alcoholism, illness, and suicide. Born just a few months after her grandfather, Ernest Hemingway, shot himself, it was Mariel’s mission as a girl to escape the desperate cycles of severe mental health issues that had plagued generations of her family. Surrounded by a family tortured by alcoholism (both parents), depression (her sister Margaux), suicide (her grandfather and four other members of her family), schizophrenia (her sister Muffet), and cancer (mother), it was all the young Mariel could do to keep her head. In a compassionate voice she reveals her painful struggle to stay sane as the youngest child in her family, and how she coped with the chaos by becoming OCD and obsessive about her food, schedule, and organization. The twisted legacy of her family has never quite let go of Mariel, but now in this memoir she opens up about her claustrophobic marriage, her acting career, and turning to spiritual healers and charlatans for solace. Ultimately Mariel has written a story of triumph about learning to overcome her family’s demons and developing love and deep compassion for them.”(from book jacket).
Helping Teens Cope with Death
Doughy Center for Grieving Children.(2010). 20 min.
“The DVD is “a window into the lives of 6 grieving teens who attend peer support groups at The Doughy Center in Portland, Oregon. The DVD and 12-page companion guide provide insight to the thoughts, feelings and changes that teens often experience. The DVD and guide are resources for training purposes” (from DVD cover).
Cobain: Montage of Heck
Universal Pictures. (2015). 141 min.
“Cobain - Montage of Heck invites you to experience Kurt's life, art and mind through his own unique lens, bringing you as close to the generation-defining icon as it's possible to get. Experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the first fully-authorized portrait of the famed rock music icon. Director Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain's personal archive of art, music, and never-before-seen home movies with animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest confidantes. Following Kurt from his earliest years in Aberdeen, WA, through the height of his fame, a visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist at odds with his surroundings emerges. While Cobain craved the spotlight even as he rejected the trappings of fame, his epic arc depicts a man who stayed true to his earliest punk rock convictions, always identifying with the "outsider" and ensuring the music came first. Fans and those of the Nirvana generation will learn things about Cobain they never knew while those who have recently discovered the man and his music will know what makes him the lasting icon that he is”(from DVD cover).
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