Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, Postvention

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Provides information on suicide statistics and gives advice on how to recognize the warning signs of a potential suicide attempt, how to intervene when a suicide has been attempted, and how to comfort families and friends who have lost a loved one to suicide. This updated and expanded edition contains a discussion of euthanasia and living wills and a list of crisis centers around the United States.
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Overview

Provides information on suicide statistics and gives advice on how to recognize the warning signs of a potential suicide attempt, how to intervene when a suicide has been attempted, and how to comfort families and friends who have lost a loved one to suicide. This updated and expanded edition contains a discussion of euthanasia and living wills and a list of crisis centers around the United States.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807027073
  • Publisher: Beacon
  • Publication date: 5/28/1988
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 151
  • Sales rank: 927,371
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Rabbi Earl A. Grollman is an internationally recognized bereavement counselor who has been named Hero of the Heartland and given the Distinguished Human Service Award from Yeshiva University, among countless other awards. He is author of the best-selling Living When a Loved One Has Died (Beacon / 2719-7 / $10.00 pb), among many other books, and articles about him and his work have appeared in USA Today, Harper's, Reader's Digest, Ann Landers, People, and in virtually every major American daily. He lives in Belmont, Massachusetts.
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Table of Contents

1 Suicide: The Problem 1
Suicide Could Happen to You
Incidence
What Is Suicide?
Indirect Suicide
Autocide
Alcoholism
Drug Abuse
Other Forms of Subintentioned Suicide
2 Views on Suicide throughout History 13
Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Later Cultures
Judaism
Christianity
Islam
Japanese Religious Faiths
Critique
3 Suicide: The Theorists 27
Sigmund Freud
Karl Menninger
Alfred Adler
Carl Jung
James Hillman
Harry Stack Sullivan
Karen Horney
Emile Durkheim
Norman L. Faberow
Edwin S. Schneidman
A. Alvarez
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
4 Suicide: The Social Context 35
Economic Conditions
Occupation
Male and Female
Marital Status
Youth
Middle Age
The Elderly
Cities and Neighborhoods
Race
Geography
War and Peace
Time of Year
Media and Cluster Suicides
Jail Suicides
Homosexuals
Religion
5 Clues to Suicide: Prevention 62
The Suicide Attempt
The Suicide Threat
The Situational Hint
The Family Hint
The Emotional Hint
Behavioral Hints
Mental Illness
Those Most Susceptible to Suicide
6 Helping the Potential Suicide: Intervention 76
The Attitude of the Helper
The Helper as Moralizer
What You Can Do to Help
7 When Suicide Is Committed: Postvention 88
The Grieving Process
Accept Your Grief
When to Seek Professional Help
The Funeral
Children Grieve, Too
Recovering from Grief
Helping Survivor-Victims
Withdrawal and Return
8 Euthanasia: Killing and Letting Die 105
Euthanasia: What It Is
The Living Will
Passive Euthanasia
Active Euthanasia
The Right to Suicide
9 A Summons for Community Action 112
Making Death Come Alive
Making Suicide More Understandable
The Suicide Prevention Center
Help for Families of Suicide
Conclusion 123
Appendix 125
For More Information
Suicide Prevention/Crisis Intervention Centers in the United States
Bibliography 145
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