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- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 22.99
Shneidman (U. of California at Los Angeles) examines the case of an individual suicide, bringing together interviews with his family and friends, involved professionals, and "consultations" with other psychiatrists specializing in suicide in order to conduct a post-mortem "autopsy" of the psychological state that led to the young man's death. Annot more...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 8.99
Foreword. Preface. One: Crisis. Walking into Madness. A Colossal Wave of Despair. Death on the Mind. The Jump. Saying Goodbye. One of Many in a Desolate Club. Mourning the Thousands. Two: The Background Story. Intelligent and Spirited Child Meets Urban Black World. Turbulent Beginnings. The Hidden Background Story: Biology and Genetics. "Escape"... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 30.00
In this multidisciplinary guide on the important issues surrounding dying and bereavement in today's health care and social environment, the contributions examine the issues of death and dying as a continuum, from death education and care of the dying to grief and bereavement. Features Include:.: Personal stories introducing each section.; New... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
Beloved singer-songwriter Judy Collins draws on her personal experience with her son's suicide to guide readers through grieving the loss of a loved one who has died under tragic circumstances. The death of a loved one is always painful and the grieving process complex and profound. Yet when the loss occurs under tragic circumstances, there is a... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 18.00
Whether you are struggling with fresh grief at a loved one?s death by suicide or your loss happened years ago, you should know that you are not alone. 5 million Americans are affected?directly or indirectly?by this tragedy each year. And it sends us on a lifelong search for answers, both to the practical questions and the deepest question of all: Why?... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.95
"It's shocking and sinful, and I couldn't put it down!" -Joan Rivers The strange, startling, and utterly fascinating stories behind the world's most notorious celebrity deaths. Was Jayne Mansfield really decapitated? Which manly appendage of Napoleon's was cut off during his autopsy? (And where did it go?) What went to the grave (literally)... more...