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Book Title: Suicide and the Soul|
Edition: Spring Publications
Date of issue: April 2nd 1998
ISBN 13: 9780882142272
The author of the book: James Hillman
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 593 KB
Read full description of the books Suicide and the Soul:I appreciated his point of view on an extremely sensitive subject. I thought he made valid strong points about how society turns depression into a sort of villain and how structures of society (medical, law, etc) work against any sort of discussion about suicide and how it is a widespread common feeling at some points of our life. I think his language appeals more towards individuals with an understanding of academic psychology study, which closes out a population of people who could benefit from the views of the book. I also worry that some people might take the book the wrong way and see it as validating the action of suicide, when what he is trying to do is promote a healthy discussion and view of it. Which will help us to better understand it and erase any negative stigma place upon individuals who feel like it's their only way out. Ultimately leading to better treatment of suicidal feelings and lessening isolation.
Read information about the authorJames Hillman was an American psychologist. He served in the US Navy Hospital Corps from 1944 to 1946, after which he attended the Sorbonne in Paris, studying English Literature, and Trinity College, Dublin, graduating with a degree in mental and moral science in 1950.
In 1959, he received his PhD from the University of Zurich, as well as his analyst's diploma from the C.G. Jung Institute and founded a movement toward archetypal psychology, was then appointed as Director of Studies at the institute, a position he held until 1969.
In 1970, Hillman became editor of Spring Publications, a publishing company devoted to advancing Archetypal Psychology as well as publishing books on mythology, philosophy and art. His magnum opus, Re-visioning Psychology, was written in 1975 and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Hillman then helped co-found the Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture in 1978.
Retired into private practice, writing and traveling to lecture, until his death at his home in Connecticut on October 27, 2011 from bone cancer.
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