Suicide Prevention: Resources for the Millennium

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Suicide Prevention presents an evaluation of the past, present, and future of suicidal behavior and efforts to prevent or facilitate suicide. Authors from varying disciplines of psychology, sociology, and psychiatry analyze suicide in the opening chapters. Through the exploration of the roles of these disciplines, the roles of primary physicians, and the impact of suicide prevention education in schools, the contributors describe the history of suicidology and the changes necessary for improvement. The book concludes with a section detailing the goals and activities of organizations designed to prevent or facilitate suicide.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Leslie J. Stein, R.N., Psy.D.(Cermak Health Services)
Description: This book provides a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge base and research related to suicide. This book also includes information from the Hemlock Society and other organizations advancing the rights of terminally ill individuals to choose their time to die.
Purpose: The author's purpose is to review the suicide research of the 1990s and to present state-of-the-art treatment techniques for suicide prevention. The author also seeks to point clinicians toward future research and prevention ideas. These are worthy goals, and the author achieves them in this comprehensive book.
Audience: This book targets all practitioners in the field of mental health, including psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, school psychologists, social workers, nurses, crisis counselors, and researchers. I concur with the targeted audience, and the editor is among the leading experts in the field of suicidology.
Features: This work covers the current research on suicide through the 1990s, from a sociological perspective as well as from a clinical perspective. It explores clinical techniques for suicide prevention, examines resources available worldwide to clinicians for suicide prevention, and includes a discussion of suicide from the right to die perspective. Research data is well organized into useful tables.
Assessment: This book provides the most thorough review of the field of suididology I have found. The research is current, cutting edge, and fascinating. The clinical review provides useful, practical interventions for clinicians. The book includes a discussion of organizations dedicated to preventing and promoting suicide; this challenges clinicians to examine our own beliefs about suicide and individuals' rights.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876309872
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Series: Series in Death Dying and Bereavement
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Ch. 1 The Epidemiology of Suicide 3
Ch. 2 Sociological Research into Suicide 17
Ch. 3 Psychological Research into Suicide: Past, Present, and Future 31
Ch. 4 Suicide and Aggression: Are They Biologically Two Sides of the Same Coin 45
Ch. 5 Public Health and Suicide Prevention 67
Ch. 6 Moving Suicide Risk Assessment into the Next Millennium: Lessons from Our Past 83
Ch. 7 Psychiatric Treatment in Suicide Prevention 103
Ch. 8 Psychotheraphy with Suicidal Patients 129
Ch. 9 Helplines and Crisis Intervention Services: Challenges for the Future 153
Ch. 10 The Role of Primary Physicians in Preventing Suicide: Possibilities, Short-Comings, and the Challenge in Reaching Male Suicides 173
Ch. 11 Helping Suicide Survivors 189
Ch. 12 Suicide Prevention in Schools: Resources for the Millennium 213
Ch. 13 The Origin of Suicide Prevention in the United States 239
Ch. 14 The American Association of Suicidology: Past, Present, and Future 255
Ch. 15 Crisis Services 265
Befrienders International: Volunteer Action in Preventing Suicide 265
The International Federation of Telephonic Emergency Services 274
Lifelines International and Suicide 282
Ch. 16 Right-To-Die Organizations 285
The Hemlock Society 285
The Power of Hope and the Freedom to Choose Assisted-Dying: Compassion in Dying 291
Ch. 17 International Organizations 299
The International Association for Suicide Prevention 299
The International Academy for Suicide Research 304
Index 313
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2015

    Look Here If You Want

    I dont have enough money for this book and i dont even know if it will help. My like has been like crap. I was beaten half to death and was sexualty abused by my grand parent when i was a just a little kid and got token away when i was seven years old. I'v been to the hospital three time because i was cutting my myself but none of the trips even worked. I feel like no one understands me and that I should end it. I done drugs and am currently addictive to cigerittes. I cant even see two of my little sisters. The mom that aboptid me treats me like crap and all this happen in a short life of 15 years. If you are reading this then thank you for listening ti me. --gabby

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2014

    Put a conmet with subject Project stand #

    By doing this, you show that you are against bullying, harassment, and suicide. You show that you have the will and courage to stand and speak. Thank you for listening to my message.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    Blood on the dance floor

    Listen to their song rise and shine

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    This book.. i need it

    I want to buy this book but its too damn expensive..
    I go to counseling but it does not help me,
    I cut myself alot
    People call me a freak ,
    They dont know my story,
    And they judge me by how i act
    Or what they see
    Im 14 and my dad acts more
    Immarure than i do
    Alot of times i find myself thinking,
    "Someone please just shoot me now"
    But it never happens..
    I grew up with a bipolar grandmother
    And a grandfather who was semi religious
    I lived with them for eleven years
    I move away in the summer of 2012
    I am in the 8th grade now
    I dated a girl throuhout my 6th grade year
    So i suffered alot of criticism
    From being called things such as "dike" and so forth
    I just dont understabd why people think the must be so awful
    To me... i never did anything to them..

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