The Suicidal Thoughts Workbook
CBT Skills to Reduce Emotional Pain, Increase Hope, and Prevent Suicide
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
192 Pages, 8.00 x 10.00 x 0.00 in
- Published: July 2021
Powerful tools grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help when you feel like there is no hope, and painful, overwhelming thoughts take over.
If you are considering this book for yourself, know that you are valued and your life matters—even if doesn’t feel that way right now. If you are considering this book for someone you care about, know that you have made a powerful and compassionate choice to help save a life. If you or someone you love is in a crisis right now, please dial 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The book can wait.
If you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts, you need to know—above all else—that you are worthy of help and a life with less suffering. This workbook, grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), has tools to guide you out of your darkest place to find hope. With the help of this book, you’ll identify your reasons for living, manage intense emotions, and create a safe environment when you are in a crisis. You’ll also learn how to strengthen relationships, develop effective coping strategies in the face of life’s challenges and hardships, and find—or rediscover—the activities that bring you joy and meaning.
Most of all, this workbook is meant to support you. No matter where you are at this moment, remember the following:
You are worth it.
You are loved.
“Kathryn Gordon’s workbook helped me self-reflect when I didn’t feel like I could handle my thoughts. When all feels lost, resources like this are exactly what we need: hopeful, analytical, educational, and practical. I will absolutely be recommending the book to others who might be feeling the same pain of suicidal ideation or hopelessness, as well as those who are looking to better understand and help their loved ones.”~Marie Shanley aka Mxiety
—Marie Shanley aka Mxiety, mental health advocate, live talk show host, and author of Well That Explains It
“Kathryn Gordon has translated our best theoretical and scientific understandings about why people are suicidal into an elegant, accessible, and easy-to-use workbook. Short chapters are full of practical and reproducible worksheets that walk the reader through hope and healing. She pairs her deep knowledge of the suicidal person with her expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to create an invaluable resource for clients, their family and friends, and mental health professionals.”~Jonathan B. Singer, PhD, LCSW
—Jonathan B. Singer, PhD, LCSW, president of the American Association of Suicidology, and coauthor of Suicide in Schools
“Immediately helpful, this outstanding workbook offers wisdom and big-impact strategies to give you hope—that you can cope with setbacks, work through painful thoughts and feelings, find greater meaning in life, address obstacles to success, and live with purpose. Written with a supportive, encouraging tone, Kathryn Gordon guides you through the challenge of addressing suicidal thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with insight, self-compassion, and action. For anyone overwhelmed by pain and hopelessness, this essential resource will help you take the necessary steps to get your life back.”~Joel Minden, PhD
—Joel Minden, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist, and author of Show Your Anxiety Who’s Boss
“The Suicidal Thoughts Workbook has my highest recommendation. The content is informed by Kathryn Gordon’s extensive clinical expertise and deep knowledge of the research literature. The writing is beautiful, clear, and accessible. Gordon has a gift for communicating with her readers, and making suicide risk understandable and surmountable.”~E. David Klonsky, PhD
—E. David Klonsky, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, and developer of the Three-Step Theory of Suicide
“For anyone who’s ever struggled with thoughts of suicide or who has a loved one who does, this workbook is a must-have. Kathryn Gordon is kind and practical in her approaches to managing suicidal thoughts, and in helping us find what we might have lost during the many years of struggle—hope.”~Janina Scarlet, PhD
—Janina Scarlet, PhD, award-winning author of Superhero Therapy