A 13-year-old girl loses hope as she watches her family lose their business. A young woman sees no reason to go on living when her own father tells her she is nothing but a lazy, good for nothing whore. A middle-aged Deacon’s wife goes into periods of black despair until she is healed of a traumatic childhood and understands it was not her fault. A 15-year-old boy sees no reason to go on, saying, “I’m a nothing and a nobody and it doesn’t matter what happens to me anyway.” The suicide rate in girls ages 10-14 rose 76% in the past 15 years. The greatest increase has been in those who are 34-64. More people die from suicide than car accidents. Suicide begins in the mind. Desperate feelings with no hope and emotional pain so severe it makes suicide appear to be an option. It leaves family members in a catastrophic grief. In “Suicide Is Not Your Answer” Patricia shows how inmates, battered women, juveniles and those with mental disorders choose life. She has worked in prisons, a battered women’s shelter, the psychiatric ward of a hospital, with Navy families and the juvenile court. She tells how she chose life rather than suicide at the age of 23 and went on to help many others choose life. Suicide is an epidemic of over 42,700 deaths a year. This book will show you concrete ways in how to choose life and help others. You won’t be able to put it down as you read of the hope, courage, inspiration, and miracles of a new life for those who are suicidal.