This study presents an evaluation of the past, present and future of suicidal behaviour and efforts to prevent or facilitate suicide. Authors from the varying disciplines of psychology, sociology and psychiatry analyze suicide in the opening chapters. Through the exploration of the roles of these disciplines, the roles of primary physicians, and the impact of suicide prevention education in schools, the contributors describe the history of suicidology and the changes necessary for improvement. The book concludes with a section detailing the goals and activities of organizations designed to prevent or facilitate suicide.
"This book provides a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge base and research related to suicide. This work covers the current research on suicide through the 1990's, from a sociological perspective, as well as from a clinical perspective.The clinical review provides useful, practical interventions for clinicians."
"This book provides the most thorough review of the field of suicidology I have found. The research is current, cutting edge, and fascinating. 5 Stars!" -- Doody Publishing