Sensitive Topics: Suicidality, Child Abuse, Sexuality, Substance Abuse

  • James BinderEmail author
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


Kenneth Cooper, MD, the father of aerobics, tells a story about a distraught, suicidal young man. This man decides to run until he falls dead of exhaustion. One day he goes for a long run. He does not stop until he collapses into a heap in New York City’s Central Park. The only thing is that he doesn’t die. He analyzes the situation and concludes that he just did not run hard enough. So, he tries again the next day. He runs harder. Again, he drops at the end of his running effort, but he does not die. Not discouraged, he tries again the third day. He experiences the same results. When he awakens the fourth day, he is amazed to discover he feels better. A runner is born.


Domestic Violence Child Abuse Romantic Relationship Suicidal Thinking Sensitive Topic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marshall University School of MedicineHuntingtonUSA

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