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Why people die by suicide

Author: Thomas Joiner, Jr.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press paperback edView all editions and formats
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In the wake of a suicide, the most troubling questions are invariably the most difficult to answer: How could we have known? What could we have done? And always, unremittingly: Why? Written by a clinical psychologist whose own life has been touched by suicide, this book offers a clear account of why some people choose to die.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Joiner, Jr.
ISBN: 9780674025493 9780674019010 0674019016 0674025490
OCLC Number: 768488153
Notes: Originally published in hardback: 2005.
Description: 276 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: What we know and don't know about suicide --
Capability to enact lethal self-injury is acquired --
Desire for death --
What do we mean by suicide? How is it distributed in people? --
What roles do genetics, neurobiology, and mental disorders play in suicidal behavior? --
Risk assessment, crisis intervention, treatment, and prevention --
Future of suicide prevention and research.
Responsibility: Thomas Joiner.

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Joiner provides a fascinating contribution to psychological literature that is certain to join the ranks of Emile Durkheim's Suicide and Karl Menninger's Man Against Himself. Not only has Joiner Read more...

 
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