Make It A Great Day: The Choice is Yours
by Jackie Simmons,Denise Thomas,Joyce Blue,Katie Miller,Wendy Cooper,Becky Scheliga,Cody Wooten,Danielle Silverman,Erin Strayer,Ilene Skeen,Iman Aghay,Jeannette Bridoux,Jessica Peterson,Joy Resor,Kate Frank,Ken Streater,Lil Barcaski,Kris Bell,Linnea Appleby,Mary Schrank,Nadine Vernon,Stephanie Ashton,Mike Jones,Valerie I. Laboy,Rebecca Forero,Shauna E. VanderHoek
Name the Elephant in the Room ... that's why this book was written. In June of 1995, totally blindsided by her 14-year-old daughter's suicide attempt , Jackie Simmons entered into a world of depression, addiction, medical mysteries, and deadly silences. The Elephant: since 1995, the number of teen suicides has risen drastically and still we hesitate to talk about it. We know that when it comes to suicide, silence is deadly . This book contains stories of heartache and stories of triumph. Each story is designed to help you break the silence. The stories are real, raw, and sometimes comes with dog turds... Inside this book, you'll also find the guide to having "The Talk" to stop teen suicide, based on Jackie's TED talk. You can learn more ways to stop teen suicide by watching Jackie's TED talk, visiting the Teen Suicide Prevention Society online , and by joining us on The Suicide Prevention Show. Learn more. Break the silence. Have "The Talk." Together, we'll save lives.