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The Long Sleep

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12th December 2024

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781472147301

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Worldwide, suicide is one of the leading causes of death amongst young people, and numbers continue to increase. Many more young people have experienced suicidal thoughts, or have self-harmed or attempted suicide. What makes someone particularly vulnerable? Why do proportionally more young men than women resort to suicide? What can be done to support people and prevent young deaths?

The Long Sleep explores the origins, symptoms and meanings of young peoples’ suicidal crises and argues the need for sensitive responses and improved understanding if current rates are to be curbed. Combining moving accounts from relatives and young attempters with the evidence of extensive research into the subject, Kate Hill offers important and timely insights into an area fraught with fear and denial.

This classic self-help book has been fully revised and considers:
· Myths around suicide
· Current perspectives around mental and physical healthcare development and support
· Social, environmental and personal factors that may be triggers
· How to listen to and support young people at risk
· Where and when to seek professional help


Simon Armson, Samaritans
This book will make a significant contribution to improving our understanding of suicide among the young
Professor Keith Hawton, CBE, Director of Oxford University’s Centre for Suicide Research
A masterly exploration of one of the most important and pressing problems of our time