Suicide and Mental Health

Suicide and Mental Health

by Rudy Nydegger


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610695831
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/31/2014
Series: Health and Medical Issues Today Series
Pages: 153
Sales rank: 1,054,316
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Rudy Nydegger, PhD, is professor of management and psychology at the School of Management at Union Graduate College and in the Department of Psychology at Union College, Schenectady, NY.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

Section I Overview and Background Information 1

1 Suicide: What It Is and What It Is Not 3

Introduction 3

Definitions 4

Methods of Committing Suicide 11

Myths about Suicide 13

Summary 14

2 Who Commits Suicide?: Historical and Statistical Perspectives 15

Historical Factors in Suicide 15

Statistics on Suicide 17

Other Factors Related to Suicide 22

The Risks of Antidepressant Medications 24

Suicide in the Military 25

Summary 26

3 Suicidality and Motivation: Ideation. Planning, Intention, and Commission 27

Terms and Concepts 27

Motives 30

4 Risk Factors for Suicide 37

Mental Illness 38

Medical Problems 39

Substance Abuse and Dependence 41

Problem Gambling 42

Financial/Professional Problems 43

Family/Relationship Problems 43

Trauma and Extreme Events 44

Summary 45

5 Prevention and Treatment for Suicidality 47

Methods and Sites of Prevention 48

Risk Assessment 53

Assess Condition 54

Treatments 55

Summary 58

Section II Contemporary Controversies and Issues 59

6 Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Suicide 61

Is Suicide "Crazy"? 61

Suicide and Treatment 66

Summary 71

7 Patient Rights and the Right to Die 73

Introduction 73

The Right to Die 75

Some Other Ethical Issues in the Right to Die 79

Other Right-to-Die Issues 81

Summary 82

8 Roles of Family, Friends, Professionals, Society, and the Law 83

Roles of Family and Friends 83

Roles of Professionals 87

Legal Issues in Suicide 91

Summary 93

9 Summary and Conclusions 95

Suicide-The Basics 95

Historical, Cultural, and Religious Perspective 96

Motives and Risk Factors 96

Prevention and Treatment of Suicidally 97

Controversial Issues 99

Section III Primary Documents 103

"Mayo Clinic: Suicide and Suicidal Thoughts" 105

"Suicide by Profession: Lots of Confusion, Inconclusive Data" 114

"Exploring the Link between Suicide and TBI" 115

"Suicides" 117

UCR Today-"Study Links Suicide Risk with Rates of Gun Ownership, Political Conservatism" 102

"About Teen Suicide" 123

"Suicide Facts at a Glance" 127

Timeline 131

Glossary 139

Resources 149

Index 151

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