BY DR SHEILA CLARK
World suicide statistics have become frightening. There are thousands of people who have lost a relative or friend through suicide. This book has been written in response to the needs of people who have lost a loved one through suicide. It is intended to help people understand the emotions they may face, provides suggestions for practical help and assists them to build a new life again.
BY BRONWYN DONAGHY
In Australia, about eight young people a week take their own lives. And, for each one of these suicides, more than thirty other young people are trying to kill themselves. Trying to escape, trying to flee - trying to leave life early. Weaving the true stories of Colin, Jason and Maz with an exploration of the high rate of suicide in Australia, Leaving Early examines the crucial questions: Why do so many of our young people resort to suicide? What can family and friends do to avert a tragedy? How can we recognise the signs that someone we care about is being pulled under by the tide of progress?