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Suicide

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  • Quality of Mercyby Ross Anderson

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 20.90

    Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Irene Anderson was determined to die with dignity. 1071 days later, her husband Ross fulfilled her wish, helping her to end her life with total disregard for the criminal implications. more...

  • Morality, Mortalityby F. M. Kamm

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 64.99

    Why is death bad for us, even on the assumption that it involves the absence of experience? Is it worse for us than prenatal nonexistence? Kamm begins by considering these questions, critically examining some answers other philosophers have given. She explores in detail suggestions based on our greater concern over the loss of future versus past... more...

  • Depression and Attempted Suicide in Adolescentsby Alan Carr

    Wiley 2009; US$ 29.95 US$ 26.96

    It aims to provide the practitioner with a description of depression, an explanation of factors that contribute to mood disorders and guidance on their assessment and treatment in adolescence. In addition, it aims to provide a framework for the assessment and management of adolescence that have threatened or attempted suicide. more...

  • Suicide - The Ultimate Rejection?by Colin Pritchard

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 51.00

    An interdisciplinary text based on the author's experience as a practising psychiatric social worker and social researcher. This book provides an analysis of research on suicide, exploring possible 'causes' and how best to intervene, and makes the case for a science based practice 'art'. International rates of suicide are also examined. more...

  • The Dead Beatby Marilyn Johnson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.46

    Marilyn Johnson was enthralled by the remarkable lives that were marching out of this world—so she sought out the best obits in the English language and the people who spent their lives writing about the dead. She surveyed the darkest corners of Internet chat rooms, and made a pilgrimage to London to savor the most caustic and literate obits of all.... more...

  • The Inner World of a Suicidal Youthby Millie Osborne

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 40.00

    A suicidal girl's diary, discovered after her death, gives gripping insight into why her self-esteem and will to live eroded, how she became a "pretender" to evade help, and - with narrative and comments from a psychiatrist included in this book - shows what this tragedy can teach us about better prevention and treatment strategies needed. more...

  • Cliffs of Despairby Tom Hunt

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.15

    Beachy Head is a bit of quintessential England–a seaside promontory where green pastures roll to the edge of chalk cliffs, a place of sheep and wind and ineffable beauty. But it is also a major landmark on the map of self-inflicted death. Since 1965, some five hundred people have ended their lives by jumping or driving or simply walking off the 535-foot... more...

  • Nothing to Be Frightened Ofby Julian Barnes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A memoir on mortality as only Julian Barnes can write it, one that touches on faith and science and family as well as a rich array of exemplary figures who over the centuries have confronted the same questions he now poses about the most basic fact of life: its inevitable extinction. If... more...

  • The Whole Death Catalogby Harold Schechter

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.32

    In the tradition of Mary Roach’s bestselling Stiff and Jessica Mitford’s classic exposé The American Way of Death comes this meticulously researched, refreshingly irreverent, and lavishly illustrated look at death from acclaimed author Harold Schechter. With his trademark fearlessness and bracing sense of humor, Schechter digs deep into a wealth... more...

  • Nothing Was the Sameby Kay Redfield Jamison

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    Kay Redfield Jamison, award-winning professor and writer, changed the way we think about moods and madness. Now Jamison uses her characteristic honesty, wit and eloquence to look back at her relationship with her husband, Richard Wyatt, a renowned scientist who died of cancer. Nothing was the Same is a penetrating psychological study of grief viewed... more...