What are the best books for suicidal people?

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    #1Civilianized: A Young Veteran's Memoir

    Civilianized: A Young Veteran's Memoir
    Civilianized: A Young Veteran's Memoir is an award-winning autobiography by Michael Anthony, first published in 2016 by Pulp. It tells the story of the author's experiences after coming back home from military service in Iraq.
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    William Moreno
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This was a pretty solid autobiography. Most of the time when I read one I get the sense of the author really tooting his or her own horn. Also they have a habit of being so absorbed in past tragedies that they make it their life. This was a bit refreshing to read considering my expectations."
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    #2The Reader

    The Reader
    An exceptional novel by Bernhard Schlink about betrayal, guilt and the memory of the Holocaust. This is the story of the adolescent Michael Berg, rescued by Hanna. Both embark on a clandestine affair leading Michel in euphoric and confused times.

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    Ruth Ellis
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This solution does not seem to work. The book is unrelated to helping someone who is struggling with suicide and instead offers a story of a young man who is in a romantic relationship with an older woman. "
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    #3The Awakening

    The Awakening

    Rebecca Hall is always a quality guarantee. The talented British actress leads the cast of this horror movie set in the England of the early 20s. Child ghost and a boarding school: get ready for a terrifying time.

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    Tammy Stone
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This was a very interesting book. It kept my interest the whole time."
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    #4The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a book by Stephen Chbosky that tells the story of Charlie. The book revolves around Charlie's writings in his diary. His struggle as a unique teen, trying to live his life happily. 

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    Janice Mills
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I was feeling a little down last month and a friend recommended I read this book. It really showed me that things can also improve and to never feel like there's nothing left. Great read!"
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    #5The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby is a classic book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald which was first published in 1914. It tells the story of wealthy man Jay Gatsby who is in love with Daisy Buchanan from an old money family. This has two film adaptations. 

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    Jerry Martinez
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This is a great solution because Jay Gatsby commit suicide. The book is a best seller and highly recommended by readers."
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    #6The Bell Jar

    The Bell Jar

    The Bell Jar is a book by Sylvia Plath that tells the story of Esther Greenwood, a young woman living in New York, and her descent into madness while trapped in the suffocating "bell jar" that is depression. 

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    Julia Wilson
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This is the type of book that grabs you by the soul and worms in to affect how you view the world. It is saddening to realize the fact this book was a thinly disguised tale of the author's own battle with mental illness. It gives a voice to the pain and difficulties that come with depression. It is both sad but with a touch of grace. "
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    #7Thirteen Reasons Why

    Thirteen Reasons Why
    Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher narrates how Clay Jensen learns about the reasons why his classmate, workmate, and crush, Hannah Baker took her own life. Hannah Baker left cassette tapes so Clay and everyone involved could listen and discover why.
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    Rodolfo Rentería
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "best books for suicidal people.Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher narrates how Clay Jensen learns about the reasons why his classmate, workmate, and crush, Hannah Baker took her own life. Hannah Baker left cassette tapes so Clay and everyone involved could listen and discover why. you may need it too."
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    #8The Virgin Suicides

    The Virgin Suicides

    The Virgin Suicides is a standalone young adult fiction novel written by Jeffrey Eugenides which is about the life of a Lisbon family who goes through a rough patch after one of their family members commits suicide. 

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    Moisés Ríos
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Do you like to sleep? I sure do! All day long at my stupid job being spokesperson for this crappy record label called, Nice Typewriter Records, I have to deal with prima donna musicians and hear their weird concept albums. When I get home, I just want to sleep. This book is great for it! Long, boring stretches of description after banal description has ol Flora feeling drowsy in no time. Order this book and a box of Ambien from Amazon and sleep two thirds of your life away like a good American!"
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    #9Girl, Interrupted

    Girl, Interrupted

    Girl, Interrupted is written by Susanna Kaysen. With over 100 pages, this book is first published in 1994 by Vintage. In 2000, this book became a bestseller because of a movie based on this book.

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    #10The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye is J.D. Salinger's 1951 classic about teenager Holden Caulfield, who was used as an icon of teenage angst and rebellion. The controversial book has caused debates, mainly because of its vulgar language and themes.

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    Amanda Davis
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger's New Yorker stories--particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme With Love and Squalor--will not be surprised by the fact that his first novel is full of children. The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield"
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    #11The Last Time We Say Goodbye

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    Walter Lewis
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I was interested in reading a good book for suicidal people and was told to read The Last Time We Say Goodbye. This is a book that has a very engaging story of dealing with suicide from all perspectives, and I enjoyed reading this. I think this story could help a lot of people see all angles of this. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in this subject. "
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    #1210% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works - A True Story

    10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works - A True Story
    10% Happier is a weird spiritual book because its author is someone who doesnt believe in "spiritual stuff". Its serious and mocking at the same time, and perhaps thats the key of its success.
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    Hannah Little
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Very simple and fun book, really helped me and a friend, we liked it a lot and want everyone to read it that needs some help. Simple cover but with a big message. "
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    #13Tragic Treasures: Discovering Spoils of War in the Midst of Tragedy

    Tragic Treasures: Discovering Spoils of War in the Midst of Tragedy

    Tragic Treasures: Discovering Spoils of War in the Midst of Tragedy is written by Dianne Rosena Jones which shows how a woman was able to recover and moved on from suffering depression and having suicidal thoughts. 

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    Wayne Jones
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I was looking for a good book for suicidal people and found Tragic Treasures: Discovering Spoils of War in the Midst of Tragedy. This book has a very good message in how to make good out of bad situations. I think the book is also well written. I would recommend this book for anyone looking into this genre. "
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    #14Anchored in Light

    Anchored in Light

    Anchored in Light is a self-help book by Carl Prude Jr. that tells the five major problems of this generation. This book will help readers determine how the crowded traffic of idea of today's generation affects the faith.  

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    Vivaan Sarin
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is the first Christian based self book I have ever read. It helped provide a different perspective on a thought process that I have not considered. The author comes off as a very well spoken positive human being."
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    #15Conscious Creativity

    Conscious Creativity

    Conscious Creativity; Mindfulness Meditations is a non-fiction self-help book written by Natasa Nuit Pantovic. It is first published in 2017 by Artof4Elements. 

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    Ronald Fernandez
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Conscious Creativity is one of my favorite books to read when I am feeling down and depressed. Pantovic's writing is uplifting and inspirational. Since it was published, I've read this book multiple times, and I get something new and meaningful from it each and every time. If you are looking for meaning in life, I recommend this book."
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    #16Go the F**k to Sleep

    Go the F**k to Sleep
    Written by  Adam Mansbach and illustrated by Ricardo Cortés, Go the F**k to Sleep is a witty and realistic bedtime book for modern-day parents. The self-help book was published on June 14th, 2011 by Akashic Books.
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    David Dunn
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This was an alright book to read to my child, but it was nothing special. When I first got ylthe book I figured it would be more aggressive due to its title, but it was rather tame. My son was able to fall asleep because of it, but that was more due to boredom than it being dark outside. The visuals were the real standout, but the story was not really focused."
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    #17Hidden Secrets: Attract Everything You Want

    Hidden Secrets: Attract Everything You Want

    Hidden Secrets: Attract Everything You Want by Carl Nagel is a self-help spellbook that teaches readers how to use ancient magic to draw money and success to them. It helps with passing exams and finding lost objects among others.

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    Andrés Álvarez
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "After having read Hidden Secrets: Attract Everything You Want I believe that I was scammed out of my money. Specifically, the book focuses on pseudo science and magic as a means to help suicidal people without actually verifying whether the advice given in the book can be replicated and is valid. I believe Hidden Secrets by Nagel is a means for him to make money at the expense of gullible and vulnerable readers. I would not recommend this work to family or friends."
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    #18High Performance Selling

    High Performance Selling

    High Performance Selling is a self-help work by Brian Tracy with the intention of helping sales-people be more effective. This training kit is available as a workbook binder with 15 CDs and a digital DVD.

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    Aaron Alexander
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "High Performance Selling is a sales training book. It is sold as a fairly extensive kit with 15 CDs and a video DVD. However it is not about suicidal or non-professional forms of self help."
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    #19Making Me Happen

    Making Me Happen

    Making Me Happen is a self-help book for kids written by Taayoo A. Murray. This book is a motivation resource targetted to teenagers. This book is independently published in 2017.

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    Jeffrey Salazar
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "If you suspect that your child is having problems with their self esteem then let me tell you, this is the book to consult. It really does include a host of useful techniques that can drastically help the way your child and their peers see them and it isn't a bad read at all. You as the parent have some control in the content and you can read along with your child and offer your help and assistance when needed."
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    #20Meditation - Deep and Blissful

    Meditation - Deep and Blissful
    Meditation - Deep and Blissful is a non-fiction self-help book written by Sharon Rose Summers first published in 2013 by Austin & Goldenlight Publishing. 
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    Lorena Vásquez
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Yes, this is it, Sharon Rose Summers does a great job putting me at rest, taking away my problems. Sharon shows me how to sleep and relax correctly. I was able to sleep and relax effectively with these techniques, I actually find this book to be very helpful in ridding my everyday stress."
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    #21All the Bright Places

    All the Bright Places
    All the Bright Places is the New York Times' bestselling young adult romance novel written by Jenniver Niven. It is about the suicidal Theodore and his fateful meeting with the grief-stricken Violet. 
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    Nathan Wood
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I would call this book the best book for suicidal people. However it does tell a compelling and interesting story that is worth reading."
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    #22Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime

    Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime

    Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime is a light novel by Mizuki Nomura about Tohko Amano, a third-year high school student and head of the book club because she likes to read books and then eat them.

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    George Carlson
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "My sister-in-law was going through a battle with depression and I wanted to do whatever I could to help. I decided to see if I could find the best books for suicidal people. One of my wife's doctors recommended the book "Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime". I decided to buy it and give it a try. I must say that the book was extremely helpful. The book by Mizuki Nomura definitely helped take my sister-in-laws mind off of her everyday problems and certainly improved her mood after she spent some time with it."
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    #23Limelight

    Limelight

    A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find meaning and hope in their lives.Limelight is a 1952 comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by Charlie Chaplin. 

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    Arthur Morgan
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This is a link to a movie. While it might be entertaining it won't help in the long run."
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    #24A Parent's Guide for Suicidal and Depressed Teens

    A Parent's Guide for Suicidal and Depressed Teens

    A Parent's Guide for Suicidal and Depressed Teens: Help for Recognizing if a Child is in Crisis and What to Do About It is a nonfiction book written by Kate Williams. This was published in 2004.

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    Benjamin West
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Depression and suicide is a complex and deep subject. This book is just one persons perspective on the issue as a parent and trying to look out for their child. A pretty decent book, but just a small piece of the picture."
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    #25The Silent Cry

    The Silent Cry

    The Silent Cry: Teen Suicide and Self-Destructive Behaviors is a nonfiction book written by Joan Esherick, Mary Ann McDonnell, and Bridgemohan. This was published in 2004.

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    Steven Murphy
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This could do very well in suiting my needs on reading a book about suicide. However, it has no reviews, so I cannot be sure of the quality. But being a nonfiction book, it does help relating to the main character and what they're going through."
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    #26Safe Suicide

    Safe Suicide

    Safe Suicide is a non-fiction book written by Dewitt Henry wherein he shares his account of struggles in his mid-life quest to find his psychological and spiritual truth.

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Best What are the best books for suicidal people
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Civilianized: A Young Veteran's MemoirBooks 50 Paid
2The ReaderBooks 46 Paid
3The AwakeningMovies 44 Paid
4The Perks of Being a WallflowerBooks 40 Paid
5The Great GatsbyBooks 32 Paid
6The Bell JarBooks 32 Paid
7Thirteen Reasons WhyBooks 29 Paid
8The Virgin SuicidesBooks 27 Paid
9Girl, InterruptedBooks 24 Paid
10The Catcher in the RyeBooks 22 Paid
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