Suicide and Mental Health, 1st Edition

  • Rudy Nydegger
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  • ISBN-10: 1610695844
  • ISBN-13: 9781610695848
  • DDC: 616.85
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 160 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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While the risk of suicide is increasing across age groups, the good news is that with timely intervention, most suicides are preventable. Written primarily for high school and college students as well as for their teachers and parents, this guide combines relevant research and theories about suicide with current clinical thinking and approaches to diagnosis and treatment. Going beyond the clinical, the volume also explores suicide in history and in popular culture and examines relevant cultural, religious, moral, and ethical viewpoints. It looks at suicide among various demographic groups, probes psychological motivations and methods used, and discusses the controversy surrounding a person's right to dieWhat differentiates this work from others is that it covers the breadth of the subject but also considers issues in enough depth to make their importance and complexity clear. Readers will better understand the problem of suicide, its impact, and the approaches that can be used to prevent suicide and deal more effectively with at-risk individuals.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Overview and Background Information.
2: Suicide: What it is and What it is Not.
3: Who Commits Suicide?: Historical and Statistical Perspectives.
4: Suicidality and Motivation: Ideation, Planning, Intention, and Commission.
5: Risk Factors for Suicide.
6: Prevention and Treatment for Suicidality.
7: Contemporary Controversies and Issues.
8: Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Suicide.
9: Patient Rights and the Right to Die.
10: Roles of Family, Friends, Professionals, Society, and the Law.
11: Summary and Conclusions.
12: Primary Documents.
13: “Mayo Clinic: Suicide and Suicidal Thoughts”.
14: “Suicide by Profession: Lots of Confusion, Inconclusive Data”.
15: “Exploring the Link between Suicide and TBI”.
16: “Suicides”.
17: UCR Today—“Study Links Suicide Risk with Rates of Gun Ownership, Political Conservatism”.
18: “About Teen Suicide”.
19: “Suicide Facts at a Glance”.
About the Author.