Dead Serious – Breaking The Cycle of Teen Suicide

Dead Serious
210 Pages
ISBN 978-1946229533

Are You or Someone You Know:

Under a lot of stress? Grappling with your sexual/gender identity? Struggling academically? Being bullied? Feeling anxious/depressed? Thinking about suicide?

The completely revised and updated 2nd edition of the award-winning Dead Serious: Breaking the Cycle of Teen Suicide provides tools and strategies for teens, adults and educators to help break the cycle of suicide. Teens talk about their lives, their problems, and ways to feel less stressed and more optimistic. Having a friend who will listen and a trusted adult to turn to can make all the difference.

“This updated edition is as fresh as it is urgently needed–a life-giving essential resource.” — Foreword Reviews

” . . . A must-read for anyone who loves a teen or works with one.” — Deborah Serani, Psy.D., author of Living with Depression

Jane Mersky Leder

About Jane Mersky Leder (Chicago, Illinois Author)

Jane Mersky Leder

Jane Mersky Leder was born in Detroit, Michigan. The "Motor City" and original home of Motown have driven her writing from the start. A "Baby Boomer" who came of age in the Sixties, Leder is fascinated by the complexities of relationships between generations, between genders, and between our personal and public personas.

Dead Serious, a book about teen suicide, was named a YASD Best Book for Young Adults.

The second edition of Dead Serious (with a new subtitle): Breaking the Cycle of Teen Suicide, was published in January, 2018.

Leder has also written about the sibling connection and love and sex in World War II.

She currently spends her time in Evanston, Illinois, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico