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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
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...
- 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...
- Crown/Archetype 2013; US$ 15.00
Six marriages, six heartbreaks, one shared beginning. In her forties ? a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role ? Becky Aikman struggled to make sense of her place in an altered world. In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, she explores surprising new discoveries about how people experience grief and transcend loss and,... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2012; US$ 37.95
This book explains the classifications and manifestations of suicide, risk factors, at-risk groups and warning signs. Advice on effective communication and strategies for distress management are offered for use with vulnerable individuals, those who have survived a suicide attempt and families coping with bereavement. more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2010; US$ 74.99
Suicide is an event that cannot be ignored, minimized, or left untreated. However, all too often mental health professionals and health care practitioners are unprepared to treat suicidal clients. This text offers the latest guidance to frontline professionals who will likely encounter such clients throughout their careers, and to educators teaching... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99
Using the untimely death of the poet and friend, Sylvia Plath, as a point of departure, Al Alvarez confronts the controversial and often taboo area of human behaviour: suicide. The Savage God explores the cultural attitudes, theories, truths and fallacies surrounding suicide and refracts them through the windows of philosophy, art and literature: following... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95
The Nature of Grief is a provocative new study on the evolution of grief. Most literature on the topic regards grief either as a psychiatric disorder or illness to be cured. In contrast to this, John Archer shows that grief is a natural reaction to losses of many sorts, even to the death of a pet, and he proves this by bringing together material... more...
- Granta Publications 2012; US$ 11.99
This is the story of how and why a talented writer came to kill himself. When Diana Athill met the man she calls Didi, an Egyptian in exile, she fell in love instantly and out of love just as fast. Didi moved into her flat, they shared housework and holidays, and a life of easy intimacy seemed to beckon. But Didi's sweetness and intelligence soon... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 39.99
This book provides new information on funerary practices in East Asia?s largest cities in which spatial constraints and the secularization of lifestyles are driving innovation. It reveals common trends in Japan, China and Korea, and addresses emerging challenges such as urban sustainability and growing social inequities. more...