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Author Armstrong, Heather B.

Title The valedictorian of being dead : the true story of dying ten times to live / Heather B. Armstrong.

Publication Info. New York : Gallery Books, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY ARMSTRONG    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  BIOGRAPHY ARMSTRONG    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  B ARMSTRONG H.    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  616.8927 ARM    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  616.8527 ARMSTRONG    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  BIOG ARMSTRONG, HEATHER    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  616.8527 ARM    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  616.8527 ARMSTRONG    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Biographies  BIOG ARMSTRONG, HEATHER B.    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  B-ARMSTRONG, H.    Check Shelf
Edition First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Description xii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Calling all angels -- I only have two hands -- The Michael Jackson drug -- Just how badly do you want to be dead -- No memories, no dreams, no light at the other end -- Marathon training for beginners -- Notifications to the nervous system -- License and registration, please -- The lie of a suicidal ideation -- A bowl of chips and salsa -- Plenty of fish -- Dear family and friends -- A needle into the perfect groove -- Melting snow -- In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen -- On behalf of loved ones long passed -- Into the inner sanctum -- Weekly Sunday panic attack -- The final hours of summer camp -- My calling.
Note Includes reader's guide.
Summary "For years, Heather B. Armstrong has alluded to her struggle with depression on her website, dooce. It's scattered throughout her archive, where it weaves its way through posts about pop culture, music, and motherhood. But in 2016, Heather found herself in the depths of a depression she just couldn't shake, an episode darker and longer than anything she had previously experienced... Heather decided to risk it all by participating in an experimental clinical trial involving a chemically induced coma approximating brain death. Now, for the first time, Heather recalls the torturous eighteen months of suicidal depression she endured and the month-long experimental study in which doctors used propofol anesthesia to quiet all brain activity for a full fifteen minutes before bringing her back from a flatline. Ten times. The experience wasn't easy. Not for Heather or her family. But a switch was flipped, and Heather hasn't experienced a single moment of suicidal depression since."-- provided by publisher.
Subject Armstrong, Heather B. -- Mental health.
Armstrong, Heather B. (OCoLC)fst01990058
Depressed persons -- United States -- Biography.
Depression, Mental -- Treatment.
Suicidal behavior -- Treatment.
Depressed persons. (OCoLC)fst00890902
Depression, Mental -- Treatment. (OCoLC)fst00890967
Mental health. (OCoLC)fst01016339
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Other Form: Online version: Armstrong, Heather B., author. Valedictorian of being dead New York, NY : Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2019 9781501197062 (DLC) 2019000046
ISBN 9781501197048 (hardcover)
1501197045 (hardcover)
9781501197055 (trade paperback)
1501197053 (trade paperback)
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