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  • Mortuary Dialoguesby David Lipset; Eric K. Silverman

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 110.00

    Mortuary Dialogues presents fresh perspectives on death and mourning across the Pacific Islands. Through a set of rich ethnographies, the book examines how funerals and death rituals give rise to discourse and debate about sustaining moral personhood and community amid modernity and its enormous transformations. The book's key concept, "mortuary... more...

  • Suicide and Agencyby Dr Daniel Münster; Dr Ludek Broz; Professor Dorthe Refslund Christensen; Professor Rane Willerslev

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; 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...

  • On Grief and Grievingby Elisabeth Kübler-Ross; David Kessler

    Scribner 2005; US$ 16.00

    Shortly before her death in 2004, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler, her collaborator, completed the manuscript for this, her final book. On Grief and Grieving is a fitting completion to her work. Thirty-six years and sixteen books ago, Kübler-Ross's groundbreaking On Death and Dying changed the way we talk about the end of life. Now On... more...

  • 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...

  • Out of Optionsby Kate Sofronoff; Len Dalgleish; Robert Kosky

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 88.00

    This book looks at suicidal and risk-taking behaviour. more...

  • Autopsy of a Suicidal Mindby Edwin S. Shneidman; Judy Collins

    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...

  • Depression and Attempted Suicide in Adolescentsby Alan Carr

    Wiley 2009; US$ 28.95

    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...

  • 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$ 9.99

    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...

  • 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...