Seduction of Suicide

Understanding and Recovering From Addiction to Suicide

by Kevin Taylor, M.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/16/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 448
ISBN : 9781403310019
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 448
ISBN : 9781403369604

About the Book

Seduction of Suicide offers a new and radically different explanation of certain suicidal behavior – how suicide can be addictive. This is a powerful book, filled with dark, sometimes shocking, personal stories, but also with the incandescent light of hope. It presents a way out of hopelessness – a path towards recovery – including specific steps that suicidal people have taken to beat their compulsions.

Many people who have attempted suicide will see themselves in the stories presented.  Some who have mourned the loss of loved ones to suicide will find closure, easing their bewilderment and self- blame.  Therapists who are baffled by cases that have not responded to treatment will, in this book, find a new and promising approach for their clients.

 “Something we have all seen but no one has described before now.”

-Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.
Author, Out of the Shadows

“…new insights to those of us who have lost loved ones to suicide deaths.”

-Elsie & Jerry Weyrauch, Founders
USA (Suicide Prevention
Advocacy Network)

“A major achievement by one who has been there.”

-James T. Clemons, Ph.D.
Editor, Children of Jonah, Personal Stories of
Survivors of Suicide Attempts

President, Organization for Attempters
and Survivors of Suicide in Interfaith Services

About the Author

            Kevin Taylor (Pen Name) is an award-winning psychiatrist specializing in addictions. He received the prestigious Diamond Award for lifetime contributions to the field of mental health, presented by the Mental Health Association of the Mid-South.

Dr. Taylor is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a founding member of the American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addictions.  He has dedicated his life to helping impaired physicians and served on his state’s Physicians Health Peer Review Committee.

            With his wife, Morgan, Dr. Taylor appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, “Successful People Who Attempted Suicide.”   The Taylors organized and co-chaired their state’s first-ever Suicide Prevention Conference in cooperation with Surgeon General David Satcher and their state’s Department of Health.