The Suicide Solution

Understanding and Dealing with Suicide from Inside the Mind of Someone Who’s Been There

by Frank Selden



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/14/2016

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781480838581
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781480838574
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781480838598

About the Book

To convince yourself or someone else that suicide isn’t the answer, you must first accept this reality:

For some people, it is the answer.

When Frank Selden came home from a tour in Iraq, having been deployed as a member of the Washington Army National Guard, he was a changed man. He went from being a loving father, supportive husband, and proud soldier to someone who no longer loved his country or his own life.

He lived for several years under a dark cloud and tried killing himself four times. He should have died each time, but something providential intervened.

In The Suicide Solution, he examines how he regained his joy for living and initiates an honest discussion on suicide, including its benefits. Making blanket statements such as, “There is nothing to gain” won’t do anything to prevent suicide among those who see it as an attractive option.

With an average of twenty-two veterans killing themselves every single day and with suicide being the second leading cause of death in the 15 to 34 age group, it’s time to rethink suicide from the ground up.

About the Author

Frank Selden earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Washington. Under the auspices of Disability Rights Washington, Frank wrote the legislation that became the Mental Health Advance Directive legislation. He served twenty years in the Washington Army National Guard, including two post 9/11 tours in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. As an attorney with an estate planning practice, he serves as an advocate for vulnerable adults.