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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...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 27.95
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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Bobby Griffith was an all-American boy ...and he was gay. Faced with an irresolvable conflict-for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was "wrong"-Bobby chose to take his own life. Prayers for Bobby , nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion. But... more...
- Penguin Group US 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... more...