Katie's Diary: Unlocking the Mystery of a Suicide / Edition 1
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Katie's Diary: Unlocking the Mystery of a Suicide / Edition 1

by David Lester
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415935016

ISBN-13: 9780415935012

Pub. Date: 10/22/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book is a unique and highly personal account of the months leading up to a young woman's suicide, based on unprecedented access to the diary that chronicled the last year of her life. Katie's Diary combines the intimate words of the suicide victim alongside in-depth analysis of the diary by a diverse collection of leading scholars from fields ranging from…  See more details below

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This book is a unique and highly personal account of the months leading up to a young woman's suicide, based on unprecedented access to the diary that chronicled the last year of her life. Katie's Diary combines the intimate words of the suicide victim alongside in-depth analysis of the diary by a diverse collection of leading scholars from fields ranging from suicidology, linguistics, women's studies, and Jungian psychology. Distinctive in its approach and universal in its appeal, this book brings us closer to understanding the mystery of suicide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415935012
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/22/2003
Series:
Series in Death, Dying, and Bereavement Series
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Contributorsix
Series Editor's Forewordxi
Prefacexiii
Chapter 1Introduction: The Study of Personal Documents1
Katie
Chapter 2Who Is Katie?15
Chapter 3The Diary: The Last Month19
Commentaries
Chapter 4Why Did You Kill Yourself, Katie? Questions and Reflections on a Young Woman's Suicide41
Chapter 5What Was She Trying to Say? A Linguistic Analysis of Katie's Diaries55
Chapter 6Thoughts of Katie: A Cognitive Perspective81
Chapter 7Katie: A Protocol Analysis of Her Diary97
Chapter 8The Ophelia Complex109
Chapter 9A Psychospiritual Approach for Understanding Heart and Soul: Katie's Yearning for Well-Being Amidst Chaos and Confusion123
Chapter 10Not Waving but Drowning: A Jungian Perspective on Katie151
Chapter 11Separation Theory and Voice Therapy Methodology Applied to the Treatment of Katie: A Diary-Based Retrospective Case Conceptualization and Treatment Approach161
Conclusions
Chapter 12Final Thoughts: Did Writing a Diary Help or Harm Katie?189
Author Index203
Subject Index207

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