Books

Real Men Do Cry

Real Men Do Cry, by former NFL quarterback Eric Hipple, is an incredible story of tragedy and triumph. After his 15-year-old son died of suicide, Eric fell into a debilitating downward spiral. Bankrupt and jailed for drunk driving, he found the strength to seek therapy for his own depression and was able to make an amazing comeback. With unflinching honesty, Eric shares his journey, thus opening the door for others to realize that depression is treatable. This page-turner is packed with practical resources for families living with depression and is a valuable tool for counselors and mental health professionals nationwide. Resources include a Nine-Symptom Checklist for Depression along with Signs of Depression and Possible Suicide Risk.

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Tarah's Song - Words of Survival

By reading "Words of Survival" you will travel through Tarah's personal journey of endurance after the suicide of her beloved brother Jeff who died when she was just 7 years old. Through the years of unsettling emotion, Tarah was able to creatively use the power of words in poems to express her anger and sadness. Readers will identify with Tarah's journey as they will feel love, pain, hate, sorrow, betrayal, and will realize how human everyone is, and hopefully understand suicide from a survivor's perspective. Tarah's goal is to help reader's see that they are not alone in this place called life. Everyone has a story, and part of hers is captured in this moving and heartfelt book of poems.

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Recommended Reading

Mental Fitness is a guide to achieving overall mental health and its consequences–well-being, confidence, resilience, and satisfaction. Based on Dr. Bryce Lefever’s groundbreaking work and therapeutic method, this book provides readers with an overall understanding of what is required to be mentally fit. By developing and practicing skills in six key areas Dr. Lefever calls the Pieces of the Puzzle, readers will be able to traverse the challenges life invariably throws at us all, to emerge confident, healthy, and happy. This guideline is remarkably concise yet complete.  Designed to be an approachable guide for high school and college students, Mental Fitness can benefit readers of any age.