Randi Jensen has brought us a fascinating and illustrative view of suicide from the inside. After 24 years struggling with her own suicidality she gives us an insightful explanation of how suicidal thought develops over time through endorphin driven neural pathways.
She does this in a way that compels us to turn each page to learn more, to experience more, to garner more hope and understanding.
Moreoever, Jensen gives the world a new way of helping individuals who battle with suicidality—a way that plucks suicide out of the stigma of emotional instability and places it rightfully in the realm of psychobiology. This book is written in a way that you feel you are sitting with her having a deep and heartfelt conversation.
“With eloquence, compassion and a big dose of brain chemistry, Randi Jensen’s book provides a rich tapestry of information and support for those struggling to understand suicide. This is possibly the most useful self-help book ever—where else can one learn how to stay alive and help someone else stay alive? A must read for clinicians, family and friends.”
–Terry Courtney, MPH, L.Ac., former dean, School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Bastyr University
“The knowledge this book brings can save yourself or someone you love. Suicide has been on the rise across our society for many years, but the education this book brings could help change that. It dispels myths
and helps us understand the personal, psychological, and biochemical challenges millions of Americans face in their daily lives.”
– John H. Carver, MSgt, USAF (Ret)