By Mildred Osborne
Electra is a well-loved, appealing, very smart teen. but, as isn't really unusual, she turns into so depressed she contemplates suicide, contemplating it for years till she eventually takes motion. Electra's diary, came across after her loss of life and awarded right here via a psychiatrist, unearths her first-person reflections via to her deadly university 12 months, displaying how inspiration distortions are prompted and the way they chip away at vanity and the need to outlive. as well as enlightening execs and aspiring execs, this paintings will empower mom and dad to spot and handle turning out to be dimensions of their kid's improvement, and comprehend the struggles they face. And the outcome is that Electra's diary teaches us all much approximately adjustments which are wanted in order that we will be able to enhance powerful suicide prevention and remedy innovations, says writer Millie Osborne, M.D.
Suicide is now a public future health predicament. it's the 3rd prime reason behind loss of life for teenagers elderly 15 to 24, and the fourth best reason for demise for kids elderly 10 to fourteen. As writer Osborne explains, current methods to combating adolescence suicide have had little impression on decreasing the variety of suicides and suicide makes an attempt throughout the USA. by means of unveiling the personal ideas of a suicidal youngster during this unparalleled booklet, Osborne hopes that the legacy of Electra should be an realizing of the adolescent brain that might spur more desirable capacity to acknowledge, deal with, and heal these in danger, and so tremendously decrease suicide between our youths.
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Extra resources for The Inner World of a Suicidal Youth: What Every Parent and Health Professional Should Know
I wonder if anyone here knows. I wonder if anybody cares. I could definitely die tomorrow without causing so much as a ripple (someone else would take care of Vick’s card). Only my parents are keeping me here. They’d probably be flattered by that truth but I don’t appreciate it. Anyway I’ve got to get some sleep. Love Electra FEBRUARY 20, 1999 It’s Saturday night and the no-life no-hope queen is alone as usual. No one invited me down to dinner tonight so I haven’t eaten today and I’m very hungry.
They sent her money the first two times then sent her a letter indicating the need for her to manage a budget and control her spending. They told her that they would not send her any more money until she had done this. She received the letter from her parents on October 21, 1998. The following day she made her first diary entry in two years. OCTOBER 22, 1998 Dear Diary, I guess that the first entry in any diary holds some special significance and I wish I could write something happy, but I’m not happy, and I’m not exactly sure why.
I know I’m setting myself up for a big disappointment but I’m really looking forward to it. Not that nineteen is any big deal but things are looking up. I can already feel the Luvox kicking in. If I wasn’t so damn sleepy all the time I’m sure the results would really shine through. I’ve been really shaky lately which is kind of worrisome. I don’t want to alert the authorities just yet. I’m kind of mad at Aunt Ellie for not even giving me a chance to tell them about the relapse myself. She didn’t even wait a whole day.
The Inner World of a Suicidal Youth: What Every Parent and Health Professional Should Know by Mildred Osborne