Preventable Death: The Scandal of Male Suicide in Modern Ireland

Preventable Death: The Scandal of Male Suicide in Modern Ireland

by Phil Mac Giolla Bhain
     
 

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This timely book explores the appalling death toll of young Irishmen over a twenty-year period. Campaigning journalist Phil Mac Giolla Bhain travelled the length and breadth of the island of Ireland hearing the stories of heart broken families who have been devastated by suicide. Phil also spoke to experts in the field who, despite years of research, cannot answer…  See more details below

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This timely book explores the appalling death toll of young Irishmen over a twenty-year period. Campaigning journalist Phil Mac Giolla Bhain travelled the length and breadth of the island of Ireland hearing the stories of heart broken families who have been devastated by suicide. Phil also spoke to experts in the field who, despite years of research, cannot answer why the suicide rate among our young men is so high. Finally, Phil develops an analysis why this is a killer of men and not women in modern Ireland and what can be done to neutralise this "tolerated serial killer."

The proceeds from this book will be donated to the Lets Get Together Foundation (LGTF). The LGTF is a community based suicide prevention initiative in County Cork formed by people bereaved by suicide.

Editorial Reviews

Kate Heaney
In the book [Mac Giolla Bhain] looks at why it is predominantly young men who are taking their own lives and what might be done to prevent it.... he puts forward an analysis as to why this is a killer of men and not women in modern Ireland.
Donegal News
Robbie Dinwoodie
The author's style is conversational, personal, and at times confrontational as he takes on what he sees as the feminist orthodoxy now dominating social policy in his country and ours. That will spawn its own debate. But what is not in doubt is his passion and compassion. He has the burning zeal of a campaigner who believes a great wrong has been done to young men, compounded by the burying of their fate.
The Herald (Glasgow)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781409201472
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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