Suicide Prevention Techniques
The book “Suicide Prevention Techniques: How A Suicide Crisis Service Saves Lives” was published on 4th December. It explains in detail how we work at our Suicide Crisis Centre: our methods, approach and ethos. The book explains how and why all our clients have survived – the strategies we use which ensure that they are able to survive suicidal crisis. We have been providing services for five and a half years and have never had a suicide of a client under our care, whether they have been under our care for a period of days, weeks or months. As a result, our work has gained national attention. For details of how to order from Amazon, or The Guardian bookstore and other booksellers, please see below. The book is published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers (Hachette UK). Each book sold raises money for our charity.
To order from Amazon (free postage and packing):
Reviews on the back cover of the book and inside are listed below:
“Having lost a dear son to suicide, I desperately wish that this incredibly helpful book had been available, as well as the wonderful Suicide Crisis Centre, for him and for us. She brings new hope for suicide prevention with new solutions.”
– Heather S. Buchanan, author and illustrator
“This book provides a clearly written outline of the core skills and personal qualities needed to try to save lives at risk of suicide. If it’s not on your course reading list it should be. I haven’t seen a better description of how to always have hope, maintain that when others have none, and to value all human life as if it were a member of your family.”
– Vivien Isaac-Curson, a retired Psychiatric Nurse and Clinical Coordinator
‘Highly engaging and thought-provoking, providing a detailed description of a genuinely person-focused approach to crisis care. Joy writes with a refreshingly honest and caring tone, and it is clear why so many clients have found the support of Suicide Crisis transformative.”
– Dr Emma Cernis, Clinical Psychologist and Wellcome Trust Clinical Doctoral Fellow,
University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry
“Joy sets out in such a clear and compelling way just why and how we can care better for some of the most vulnerable members of our society. This book should be compulsory reading for all those who work with and care for those vulnerable to suicide. We can and must do more.”
– Steven Powles, Barrister, who represents bereaved families at inquests.
“This invaluable book is a compassionate account of immensely practical lessons from someone who has experienced suicidal crisis and has used her knowledge and understanding to so effectively support others”
– Dr Heather Castillo, author and former Chief Executive of The Haven project, a Department of Health innovation site.