Surviving Suicidal Ideation - Author Discussion

South Bay Families Connected, Beach Cities Health District and {pages} a bookstore welcome Gina Cavalier who will be discussing her book, Surviving Suicidal Ideation.

A comprehensive book to help individuals and families experiencing suicidal ideation find proven techniques and pathways to healing, all from the comfort and privacy of their own homes.

Surviving Suicidal Ideation embarks on a profound journey with a unique combination of memoir-style storytelling from co-author Gina Cavalier of her experience with living with suicidal ideation along with cutting edge brain therapy and compassionate support from clinical therapist Amelia Kelley, PhD. The book provides guidance and support for individuals dealing with suicidal ideation, as well as support for families and significant others. The authors incorporate a unique approach to healing by combining practical exercises, resources, and thought-provoking prompts to provide a holistic approach to this traumatic experience. In addition, the book includes Emanuel Swedenborg's quintessential quotes and teachings to help mentor readers toward healing and joy.

Gina Cavalier shares her personal story of the struggle with suicidal ideation and how she became committed to healing herself. She provides proven holistic and spiritual methods to overcome this ordeal through her company, The Liberated Healer. Amelia Kelly, PhD provides insight into the underlying causes, stages, and powerful emotions that shape the experience of having suicidal thoughts. Her professional expertise offers a clinical perspective that complements Cavalier's approach. Together, they provide a harmonious approach to suicide prevention, with sensitivity and clarity, while debunking prevalent myths surrounding this issue.

Dr. Kelley and Cavalier provide nonjudgmental guidance that enables the reader to develop self-compassion and work toward a positive future filled with hope and resilience.

In the book, they address:

  • Finding Purpose, Daily Practices & Building Support
  • Myths surrounding suicide, self-injury, trauma, addiction, and depression
  • Traumatized Children, Soldier Suicide & Poverty
  • The Phases of Suicidal Ideation
  • Steps for Healing
  • Alternative Modalities for Healing
  • Exploring Spirituality and Mindfulness
  • Forgiveness of Yourself and Others
  • The Science and Power of Hope (and your personal plan for going forwar

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More about Southbay Families Connected:

SBFC’s mission is to improve K-12 students’ social-emotional wellness. We do this by connecting parents, guardians and teens with valuable resources, education and support, as well as reducing stigma around mental health issues and sparking conversations that inspire people to reach out for help when they need it. Learn more here



More about Beach Cities Health District:

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is a healthcare district focused on preventive health and serves the communities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. Established in 1955 as a public agency, it offers an extensive range of dynamic health and wellness programs, with innovative services and facilities to promote health and prevent diseases across the lifespan.

Focusing on wellness, not sickness, encourages people to make wiser healthcare decisions.  Preventative causes of illness and death, like tobacco smoking, poor diet and physical inactivity, are estimated to be responsible for nearly a million deaths annually—almost 40 percent of total yearly mortality in the United States.  According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), about 90 percent of today’s healthcare costs are for treating people with chronic yet preventable diseases. BCHD’s wellness and healthy living programs and services are aimed at making prevention an integral part of the classrooms, workplace and homes of the beach cities. 

To enhance community health through partnerships, programs and services for people who live and work in Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo Beach. Learn more here

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Surviving Suicidal Ideation: From Therapy to Spirituality and the Lived Experience By Gina Cavalier, Amelia Kelley, Thomas Moore (Foreword by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780877853657
Availability: Out of Stock, but we can likely order it for you. We will advise if we cannot.
Published: Swedenborg Foundation Publishers - June 26th, 2024