What's New in the Library - Winter 2014
Online Resources

iE17: Why do People Kill Themselves? The Major Historical Theories of Suicidal Behaviour
This column surveys some of the major  historical theories of suicidal behaviour and why they are important in assessment and treatment.

Men and Suicide: A High Risk Population?
*Revised and Expanded* Men 40-60 have the highest number of suicides. This updated toolkit contains more recent data and additional content.


Plus 65- A Resource Toolkit Specific to Seniors
*Revised and Expanded* People 65 years and older, particularly men, have the highest suicide rate of any other group. This updated release contains more recent data and additional content.

 

 
Books

The Crazy Game: How I Survived the Crease and Beyond
by Clint Malarchuk (with Dan Robson).HarperCollins.(2014). 256 p.

The Crazy Game takes you deep into the troubled mind of Clint Malarchuk, the former NHL goaltender for the Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals and Buffalo Sabres. Even as a boy, Malarchuk faced such deep anxiety that he missed school and acted out at school and with his friends. His OCD changed the way he trained, and he was almost always the last player off the ice. When his throat was slashed during a collision in the crease, Malarchuk nearly died on the ice. Forever changed, he struggled deeply with depression and a dependence on alcohol, which nearly cost him his life and left a bullet in his head” (from book jacket).

The Gospel According to Josh: A 28-Year Gentile Bar Mitzvah
by Josh Rivedal.Skookum Hill Publishing.(2013). 367 p.

“By the time Josh Rivedal turned twenty-five, he thought he’d have the perfect life—a few years singing on Broadway, followed by a starring role in his own television show…Instead, his resume is filled with an assortment of minor league theatre and an appearance on The Maury Povich Show—a career sidetracked by his father’s suicide, a lawsuit from his mother over his inheritance, and a break-up with his long-term girlfriend.
Tortured by his thoughts, he finds himself on the ledge of a fourth floor window, contemplating jumping out to inherit his familial legacy. In turn he must reach out to the only person who can help him before it’s too late” (from book jacket).

 

DVDs

Whispers of Life
Turbid Lake Pictures.(2013). 11 min.

“Deep in his thoughts and enjoying the peaceful surroundings, Tom, a gay teenager, is jolted out of his quaint and meditative park retreat by painful and homophobic words from his classmate. A few benches over, sits Charles, a man in his late forties, who witnesses the bullying. After the bullies leave, and to Tom’s surprise, Charles appears right next to him. The two strike up a conversation that quickly turns serious when Tom asks if Charles has ever thought about suicide. In this magical story about the interdependence of imagination and survival, and their life-changing connection, the boundaries between stranger/friend and survival/suicide are challenged when Charles takes Tom on a fantastical journey into Tom’s imagination that will forever alter the course of Tom’s future and life”(from DVD cover).

Running from Crazy
Virgil Films.(2014).102 min.

“This documentary examines the personal journey of Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of writer Ernest Hemingway, as she strives for a deeper understanding of the suicide and mental illness that have afflicted so many of her family members. Intimate verité footage and raw, emotional interviews with Mariel and her daughter are interwoven with rarely seen archival footage of the three Hemingway sisters and their parents”(from DVD cover).

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