eBook Suicide: A Global Issue, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1440800812
  • ISBN-13: 9781440800818
  • DDC: 362.28
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 620 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Exceeding previously available studies in both scope and depth, the two-volume Suicide: A Global Issue explores and explains both why suicides-and suicide attempts-occur and what can be done to prevent them. The first volume, Understanding, considers factors that may play into the choice to take one’s life, discussing forces as varied as culture, psychology, religion, and biology. The second volume, Prevention, covers steps that can be taken to prevent suicide, whether individually or by society as a whole. Articles by widely respected experts consider questions such as why people kill themselves, why some countries have extremely high suicide rates, and whether the treatment of suicidal individuals actually prevents them from taking their lives. Each chapter presents incidents, research, and actions from nations around the globe, as well as from the United States.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
1: Defining Suicide and Suicidal Behavior.
2: The Phenomenology of Suicide.
3: The Ethics of Suicide: Philosophical and Religious Perspectives1.
4: The Suicidal Mind.
5: The Neurophysiology of Suicide.
6: Examining the Role of Adverse Life Events and Daily Hassles in Suicide.
7: The Role of Psychiatric Disorder.
8: Interpersonal Dynamics.
9: Self-Harm and Suicide.
10: Explaining National Suicide Rates.
11: Suicide and Culture.
12: A Case Study: Seeking to Understand a Suicide .
About the Editors and Contributors.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Evidence-Based Approaches to Suicide Prevention.
2: Neurobiology, Psychopharmacology, and the Prevention of Suicide.
3: Psychotherapy for Suicidal Clients.
4: Suicide Prevention Centers.
5: Hospitalization as Suicide Prevention.
6: Suicide Prevention Programs in Schools.
7: Prevention of Suicide through the Education of Primary Care Physicians.
8: Preventing Suicide by Restricting Access to Methods for Suicide.
9: Survivors of Suicide: Living Beyond the Grief.
10: The Role of National Prevention Strategies, Organizations, and Campaigns in the Prevention of Suicide.
11: Assisted Suicide.
12: Suicide Prevention in Hong Kong: Opportunities and Challenges.
Volume 1 Index.
Volume 2 Index.
About the Editors and Contributors.