The updated second edition of Suicide Among Gifted Children and Adolescents explores the suicidal behavior of students with gifts and talents. It provides the reader with a coherent picture of what suicidal behavior is; clarifies what is known and what is unknown about it; shares two major theories of suicide with explanatory power; and offers an emerging model of the suicidal behavior of students with gifts and talents. In addition, the book includes chapters offering insight into the lived experience of students with gifts and talents, and what we can do to prevent suicide among gifted students, including creating caring communities and specific counseling strategies. It also provides a list of resources available to help.
Table of Contents
Foreword to the First Edition Preface Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 A Brief History of Completed Suicides Chapter 3 Expanding the Epidemiological Lens From Prevalence Rates to Correlates Chapter 4 Suicide Trajectory Model and Psychache Chapter 5 Research on the Suicidal Behavior of Students With Gifts and Talents Chapter 6 The Personal Experience of Students With Gifts and Talents Chapter 7 Toward a Model of Suicidal Behavior for Students With Gifts and Talents Chapter 8 Preventing Suicide Among Students With Gifts and Talents: A School-Based Approach Chapter 9 Creating a Positive Environment for Students With Gifts and Talents Chapter 10 Mental Health Support for Distressed Students With Gifts and Talents Resources Additional Suggested Readings References About the Authors
Tracy L. Cross, Ph.D., holds an endowed chair, Jody and Layton Smith Professor of Psychology and Gifted Education, and is the executive director of the Center for Gifted Education and the Institute for Research on the Suicide of Gifted Students at William & Mary.
Jennifer Riedl Cross, Ph.D., is Director of Research at the William & Mary Center for Gifted Education.