Katie's Diary: Unlocking the Mystery of a Suicide

Katie's Diary: Unlocking the Mystery of a Suicide

by David Lester
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Katie's Diary is a unique analysis of the diary left behind by a young woman who has committed suicide. As compared to suicide notes, which are typically brief, Katie's diary consists of five separate books, an opportunity to look into the mind of a suicide from a source of data that is extraordinarily rare.

Commenting on the diary are professionals

…  See more details below

Overview

Katie's Diary is a unique analysis of the diary left behind by a young woman who has committed suicide. As compared to suicide notes, which are typically brief, Katie's diary consists of five separate books, an opportunity to look into the mind of a suicide from a source of data that is extraordinarily rare.

Commenting on the diary are professionals in the fields of suicidology, linguistics, women's studies, Jungian analysis and voice therapy, among others.

Suicidal themes that prevail in her writing are discussed, as well as potential treatment methods in the hopes that the study will contribute to suicide prevention.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Despite volumes of research on the topic, we are no nearer to understanding why individuals commit suicide than we were 40 years ago. Thus, the thoughtful readings and reactions to Katie's journal may serve to advance our understanding and thinking in this important area...I see this...as representing [the] leading edge of the field of suicidology that is timely and shows promise of becoming "standard reading" for suicidologists and other mental health clinicians."James Rogers, University of Akron

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135951733
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
Series in Death, Dying, and Bereavement
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
570 KB

Related Subjects

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >