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  • Preventing suicide in cultural and ethnic minority groupsby Norio Takahashi; Jan Sykulski

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 199.00

    Nearly one million people die by suicide each year (WHO, 2011). The rates have increased in the last 45 years by 60% making suicide one of the three leading causes of death among those aged 15-44 years. In some countries suicide is a leading cause of death in young people. There are common approaches to suicide prevention, but they may be more effective... more...

  • Death and Dyingby Sudhir Kakar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 23.78

    Billions have died in the thousands of years since human beings first developed language, but we do not have a single credible account of the subjective experience of dying and the afterlife. This is why death continues to be an immense mystery and a subject of eternal fascination.In Death and Dying, scholars and intellectuals illumine the major issues... more...

  • Farewell to the Worldby Marzio Barbagli

    Wiley 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96

    What drives a person to take his or her own life? Why would an individual be willing to strap a bomb to himself and walk into a crowded marketplace, blowing himself up at the same time as he kills and maims the people around him? Does suicide or ‘voluntary death’ have the same meaning today as it had in earlier centuries, and does it have... more...

  • All the Things We Never Knewby Sheila Hamilton

    Seal Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    A reporter chases the biggest story of her lifeher husband?s descent into mental illness. Even as a reporter, Sheila Hamilton missed the signs as her husband David?s mental illness unfolded before her. By the time she had pieced together the puzzle, it was too late. Her once brilliant, intense, and passionate partner was dead within six weeks of... more...

  • Kenneth Grahameby Alison Prince

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 21.87

    The Wind in the Willows needs no introduction - children have enjoyed the exploits of its characters for generations. Few would guess that its author, Kenneth Grahame, was a tortured soul. Marriage to the predatory Elspeth Thomson, when both seemed destined for the single life, was a shared fantasy of invented truth. Out of that union came a catastrophically... more...

  • The Blue Zones Solution: by Dan Buettner | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Reviewby Eureka Books

    Instaread 2015; US$ 2.99

    The Blue Zones Solution: by Dan Buettner | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review The Blue Zones Solution by Dan Buettner expands on research into the regions of the world where residents are more likely to live to the age of 100 and beyond, the Blue Zones? This companion to The Blue Zones Solution includes: Overview of the book Important People... more...

  • Death, Dying and Bereavement in a Changing Worldby Alan R Kemp

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 89.95

    This title takes a comprehensive approach, exploring the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of death, dying, and bereavement.Through personal stories from real people, Death, Dying, and Bereavement provides readers with a context for understanding their changing encounters with such difficult concepts. more...

  • Suicide and Agencyby Ludek Broz; Daniel Münster

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Suicide and Agency offers an original and timely challenge to existing ways of understanding suicide. Through the use of rich and detailed case studies, the authors assembled in this volume explore how interplay of self-harm, suicide, personhood and agency varies markedly across site (Greenland, Siberia, India, Palestine and Mexico) and setting (self-run... more...

  • Dying, Death, and Bereavementby Lewis R. Aiken

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 54.95

    This book is a brief but comprehensive survey of research, writings, and professional practices concerned with death and dying. It is interdisciplinary and eclectic--medical, psychological, religious, philosophical, artistic, demographics, bereavement, and widowhood are all considered--but with an emphasis on psychological aspects. A variety of viewpoints... more...

  • The Last Goodnightsby John West

    Counterpoint 2009; US$ 24.99

    A husband and wife, both medical professionals, are gravely ill. Rather than living in pain, they choose to end their lives, and they turn to their son for help. Despite the legal risks and certain emotional turmoil, he agreesand ultimately performs an act of love more difficult than any other. The Last Goodnights provides a unique, powerful, and... more...