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Author LinkJoiner, Thomas E.
Title LinkWhy people die by suicide / Thomas Joiner.
Edition 1st Harvard University Press Paperback ed.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
Description 276 p. :  ill. ;  21 cm.
Type of Material Book
Gen. Note Originally published in hardback: 2005.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: What we know and don’t know about suicide -- Capability to enact lethal self-injury is acquired -- Desire for death -- What do we mean by suicide? How is it distributed in people? -- What roles do genetics, neurobiology, and mental disorders play in suicidal behavior? -- Risk assessment, crisis intervention, treatment, and prevention -- Future of suicide prevention and research.
Summary In the wake of a suicide, the most troubling questions are invariably the most difficult to answer: How could we have known? What could we have done? And always, unremittingly: Why? Written by a clinical psychologist whose own life has been touched by suicide, this book offers a clear account of why some people choose to die.
Subject LinkSuicide.
LinkSuicide victims -- Psychology.
LinkSuicide victims -- Family relationships.
LinkChildren of suicide victims.
Subject LinkChildren of suicide victims.
LinkSuicide victims -- Family relationships.
LinkSuicide victims -- Psychology.

System Number 000680742
ISBN Link9780674025493 (pbk)
Link9780674019010 (hbk)
Link0674019016 (hbk)
Link0674025490 (pbk)

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