Suicide: A Modern Obsession

Suicide: A Modern Obsession

by Derek Beattie, Dr Patrick Devitt

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910742068
Publisher: Liberties Press
Publication date: 03/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 238
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Derek Beattie is a social researcher based in Dublin. He has worked in a variety of research, policy and regulatory agencies in the mental-health and disability sectors.
Dr Patrick Devitt is a consultant psychiatrist in Dublin. He has also worked in the United States and has a depth of experience over a wide range of medical and other areas. His main interests are in community psychiatry, occupational psychiatry and psychiatric ethics. In his professional career, he has dealt with the misery and hardship of suicide from the viewpoints of suicidal patients and their families, as well as professional staff.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6

Foreword 7

1 Introduction 11

2 Suicide: A Brief History 18

3 Answering Key Suicide Questions: Why? What? 37

4 Answering Other Key Suicide Questions 58

5 Misunderstanding Suicide, a Case Study: Ireland's Abortion Legislation 75

6 Suicide Stories 85

7 Suicide and the Economy 103

8 Suicide and the Modern Media: Are We Doing More Harm than Good? 121

9 The Rights and Wrongs of Suicide 136

10 An Introduction to Suicide Prevention 156

11 Suicide Prevention: What Works? Universal Preventative Measures 162

12 Suicide Prevention: What Works? Interventions for Those at Increased Risk 177

13 Summing Up Suicide Prevention 193

14 The Aftermath of a Suicide 203

15 Adding It All Up 211

Notes 216

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