My personal top five : Self-Help books

Dr. Nicholas Jenner is a Counseling psychologist in private practice working with individuals, couples, groups and companies. Apart from seeing clients face-to-face, Dr Jenner also runs a thriving online therapy business bringing help to those who are housebound or located in rural locations where therapy is difficult to find. Online Therapy details : Here I…

The role of loss in depression.

Life is such that we never get all that we want and this is probably just as well. When we taste some amount of success, we are usually rightly elated for a short time.  However,part of this is that we have also to get used to loss when things go against us. Whether it is…

Background: New Suicidal Behavior Research

Following my last blog post, quite a lot of interest was generated concerning the new word association test for the prediction of suicidal tendencies. It is being considered amongst the scientific community as an exciting breakthrough and one that could potentially save thousands of lives. Following some research of my own, I found some more…

Being Proactive…Lessons from a true master.

My blog posts have recently been dominated by less than positive subjects. The feedback I have had on some of the suicide posts has been incredible and my email box has been a bit fuller than normal.( Some of the feedback has been critical and I have taken this on board, especially concerning some of…

If You See the Warning Signs of Suicide…

Every 40 seconds somewhere around the world someone dies by suicide, that’s 99 people every 66 minutes. Alcohol makes people more prone to committing suicide by violent methods like hanging, using a firearm or by falling to death, says a new study. Nearly, one-fourth of all suicide cases studied reported that the victim had blood…

Suicide : A Personal Story

“Did you really want to die?” “No one commits suicide because they want to die.” “Then why do they do it?” “Because they want to stop the pain.”  ……………Tiffanie DeBartolo…How to kill a Rock Star     As a psychologist, I have been involved with patients who have, at some time in their lives, thought…