Existential Issues

Facing Death and Learning to Live

Story from a PsychAlive member. A close friend died recently and I felt the pain of loss in a way that I did not know existed.  I have never experienced the death of someone who I felt really close to before. It brought the reality of death to my consciousness and I became frighteningly aware… Read more »

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I recently discovered death

Story from a PsychAlive Member. I recently discovered death.  Of course I have known about it for most of my life, but never really felt what it means.  When I first knew it as a child, I thought it would be a relief to be dead. A relief to stop the turmoil I felt. As… Read more »

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Suicide and the Critical Inner Voice

Robert W. Firestone, Ph.D. – Risk Assessment Treatment and Case Management – This book helps develop an understanding of how one begins a downward spiral of negative internal conversations; professionals can better assess risk and design treatment for depressed and suicidal patients. In the United States, every 17 minutes a person acts on the resolve… Read more »

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