Suicidal Behaviour in Adolescents and Adults: Research, Taxonomy and Prevention

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Aldershot, Hants, United Kingdom 1997 hardcover Very Good. No Dust Jacket Government Reference Library Library sticker on the spine and FEP, Stamp on the title page. The ... chapters in this study reflect 15 years of research in the Canadian province of Alberta, a region which has the highest suicide rate in young males in Canada. The book attempts to answer questions such as: what meanings and values do contrasted groups attach to the concept of suicide? ; is the greater prevalence of suicidal behaviour in the young reflected in the meanings they attach to suicidal actions? ; are young people experiencing more stress than the older generation? ; do some forms of child abuse, particularly sexual abuse, have a sequel in suicidal behaviours and related mental health problems in young adult women, and in adolescent males and females; are the struggles for homosexual identity associated with suicidal behaviours in young males; and the role of poor self-esteem. In addition it asks: can this causal chain of events b Read more Show Less

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Examines suicidal behavior in Alberta, Canada, which has one of the highest suicide rates in the world, drawing on community mental health samples of some 2,000 adults and adolescents. Looks at factors including parental absence and divorce, physical and sexual abuse, and booms and busts in the oil industry, and discusses special populations including aboriginals, women, and gay and bisexual males. Describes community organization efforts for suicide education and prevention. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781859725405
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 8.74 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Pt. I Deliberate self-injury and attempted suicide 3
1 Suicidal behaviours: An ecological perspective 5
2 Social stress and urban suicidal behaviours 19
3 Attitudes to suicide and suicidal behaviours 33
4 Suicidal behaviours in contrasted generations 51
5 Suicidal behaviours and mental health in adult women: The role of childhood sexual abuse 63
Pt. II Completed suicide 79
6 The taxonomy of completed suicide in adults 81
7 The taxonomy of completed suicide in adolescents, and the role of schools in suicide prevention 97
Pt. III Special populations 107
8 Suicide in Canadian aboriginal populations 109
9 Depression and suicidal behaviours as sequels of childhood sexual abuse 127
10 Enhancing self-esteem and reducing suicidality: Long term evaluation of group counselling for vulnerable women 149
11 Sexual abuse and suicidal behaviours in adolescents 167
12 Suicidality problems of gay and bisexual males: Evidence from a random community survey of 750 men aged 18 to 27 177
Pt. IV Prevention of suicidal behaviours 197
13 Community organization for suicide education and prevention 199
14 Preventing suicide and suicidal behaviours 219
15 Arguments and Conclusions 229
Appendix 235
References 237
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