Children of Jonah

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2001-10-01
Publisher(s): Capital Books Inc
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Family, friends, and even therapists, can catch only glimpses of the intense pain, self-doubt, ethical probing, and theological questioning those attempting suicide undergo. "Children of Jonah" offers insight into this frightening inner world and a more wholesome understanding for all who have witnessed it from within. These inspiring stories convey suicide survivors' indomitable strength in spite of overwhelming depression, loss of self-image and the will to live. Contributors include an African American multi-attempter, now a Ph.D. student in psychology at UCLA; a middle-aged author, the son of missionaries; a psychiatrist and survivor of seven attempts, and many more.

Author Biography

James T. Clemons, the founder and president of OASSIS (Organization for Attempters and Survivors of Suicide in Interfaith Services), is also an ordained minister for the United Methodist Church and was named Professor Emeritus by Wesley Theological Seminary

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Judy Collins
Introduction: Take Me and Throw Me into the Sea xiii
Letter from Iceland
Indiana Erna porsteinsdottir
Dancing with Death
Dequincy A. Lezine
A Moth in the Heart
Paul Asbury Seaman
A Prison Guard's Story
Kevin Purcell
My Last Suicide
Susan Silverman
My Guiding Star: My Most Difficult Journey
Adelheid L. Weber
To Hell and Back
Kenneth F. Tullis
Love at its Best
James T. Clemons
Recommended Resources 121(2)
Index 123(4)
About Oassis 127

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