Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Check It Out -- Suicide Awareness Month

Did you know that Southwestern College has a support system for personal wellness and mental health? It's located in the Cesar Chavez One Stop Center. Free workshops and appointments are available to all SWC students.

In the Library’s glass display case on the upper floor that there's a great title emphasizing the theme of suicide awareness. It is called, Cracked, Not Broken. It was written by Kevin Hines and published in 2013. Its call number is: RC464.H56 A3 2013.

This book and many others on this topic can be found through the SWC Library’s Search the Library Catalog webpage.

View full imageCracked, Not Broken is an autobiographical account of a 19-year old who survived an attempt to commit suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. In the book, the reader learns that the author’s mental illness (bipolar disease) was one factor in his decision to attempt suicide. But, more importantly, the reader learns how the author finds the will to live with the help of time, hard work, and others’ support. This book provides insight to one of many factors that can lead to thoughts of suicide or committing this act.

Come to the library to see more Suicide Awareness-related titles on display this month.

Review by Arnold Josafat, SWC Librarian

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