How Not To Kill Yourself: A Survival Guide for Imaginative Pessimists by Set Sytes [A depressed person is confronted by a shadowviking and a shadowogre too]

How Not To Kill Yourself: A Survival Guide for Imaginative Pessimists

by Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN and Set Sytes

Are you inclined to escape the crumminess of everyday life into fantasy worlds? Are you smart and imaginative in a way that isn't really suited to your surroundings? Are you definitely misunderstood, likely angry, and almost certainly depressed? Set Sytes, hailing from the UK, would prefer you stay alive and sort things out rather than the alternative, thanks. He figures there are better opportunities for you out there and lays it all out in a way that's compelling, funny, sharp, and useful. This book (please don't call it a self-help guide, asks the author) is ultimately about how to be a person in the world. It can be done non-miserably, we promise.



sun 10/7 4:26am

My favorite book about suicide of all

tue 4/24 1:47pm

"Readers will find the short format and personal approach immediately accessible and appealing. How Not to Kill Yourself was written with no age range in mind, simply for the depressed. It will fill a great need in school and public libraries serving pre-teens to adults."

Voices of Youth Advocates magazine, April 2018

mon 3/5 3:01pm

"Sytes ensures that readers feel seen, a critical departure from books that merely offer suggestions (or, far worse, platitudes)."

wed 2/28 3:22pm

"...such an interesting book that looks into life dealing with depression and how to cope or deal with it. This is something not many, if any, authors are willing to do so without offending the reader."


"The best piece of literature I have ever read about depression...and I've read A LOT. Required reading for those with depression and those who know people with depression (which most people, I believe, fall into one or both categories)"