Alternatives to Suicide

Alternatives to Suicide
Author: Andrew Page,Werner Stritzke
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-01-26
ISBN: 0128142987
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternatives to Suicide Book Excerpt:

Alternatives to Suicide: Beyond Risk and Toward a Life Worth Living demonstrates how fostering resilience and a desire for life can broaden and advance an understanding of suicide. The book summarizes the existing literature and outlines a new focus on the dynamic interplay of risk and resilience that leads to a life-focus approach to suicide prevention. It calls for a treatment approach that enhances the opportunity to collaboratively engage clients in discussion about their lives. Providing a new perspective on how to approach suicide prevention, the book also lays out key theories on resilience and the interplay of risk and protective factors. Finally, the book outlines how emerging technologies and advances in data-analytic sophistication using real-time monitoring of suicide dynamics are ushering the field of suicide research and prevention into a new and exciting era. Focuses on what attenuates the transition from thinking about suicide to attempting it Calls for a life-focus treatment approach as opposed to risk-aversion intervention techniques Demonstrates how fostering resilience can advance our understanding of pathways to suicide Discusses emerging technologies being used in current suicide research and prevention Outlines the differences between risk factors and risk correlates Covers real-time assessment of dynamic suicide risk

Hello Cruel World

Hello Cruel World
Author: Kate Bornstein
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-01-04
ISBN: 1583229663
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hello Cruel World Book Excerpt:

Celebrated transsexual trailblazer Kate Bornstein has, with more humor and spunk than any other, ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it. Here, Bornstein bravely and wittily shares personal and unorthodox methods of survival in an often cruel world. A one-of-a-kind guide to staying alive outside the box, Hello, Cruel World is a much-needed unconventional approach to life for those who want to stay on the edge, but alive. Hello, Cruel World features a catalog of 101 alternatives to suicide that range from the playful (moisturize!), to the irreverent (shatter some family values), to the highly controversial. Designed to encourage readers to give themselves permission to unleash their hearts' harmless desires, the book has only one directive: "Don't be mean." It is this guiding principle that brings its reader on a self-validating journey, which forges wholly new paths toward a resounding decision to choose life. Tenderly intimate and unapologetically edgy, Kate Bornstein is the radical role model, the affectionate best friend, and the guiding mentor all in one.

Rational Suicide Irrational Laws

Rational Suicide  Irrational Laws
Author: Susan Stefan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016-03-24
ISBN: 0199981191
Category: LAW
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rational Suicide Irrational Laws Book Excerpt:

"Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws argues that laws aimed at preventing suicide and laws aimed at facilitating it co-exist because they are based on two radically disparate conceptions of the would-be suicide. This is the first book that unifies policies and laws toward people who want to end their lives"--

Suicide Assessment and Treatment Planning

Suicide Assessment and Treatment Planning
Author: John Sommers-Flanagan,Rita Sommers-Flanagan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN: 1119783607
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suicide Assessment and Treatment Planning Book Excerpt:

This practical guide provides a holistic, wellness-oriented approach to understanding suicide and working effectively with clients who are suicidal. John and Rita Sommers-Flanagans’ culturally sensitive, seven-dimension model offers new ways to collaboratively integrate solution-focused and strengths-based strategies into clinical interactions and treatment planning with children, adolescents, and adults. Each chapter contains diverse case studies and key practitioner guidance points to deepen learning in addition to a wellness practice intervention to elevate mood. Personal and professional self-care and emotional preparation techniques are emphasized, as are ethical issues, counselor competencies, and clinically nuanced skill building. “This engaging book provides considerable insight into the dynamics around suicide, the emotional distress involved, and how counselors can best assist clients while also focusing on their own health and wellness. The Sommers-Flanagans’ strengths-based approach will allow practitioners to connect with their clients and offer understanding and hope when they are most needed.” —Kelly Duncan, PhD, LPC ACES Executive Director “I will read anything that the Drs. Sommers-Flanagan write. This book, however, is one where I took my time and savored each page. Why? Because suicide is emotionally charged, societally and individually taboo, scary, and near the top of the list of more common and feared client experiences. This book treats suicide assessment and treatment in an intelligent, thoughtful, and practical way for clients and clinicians. It humanizes suicidal ideation and, in doing so, helps the reader better understand how to truly care for those in distress.” —Matt Englar-Carlson, PhD California State University, Fullerton About the Authors John Sommers-Flanagan, PhD, is a professor of counseling at the University of Montana and the author or coauthor of more than 100 professional publications. Rita Sommers-Flanagan, PhD, is a professor emerita of counseling at the University of Montana. She is a psychologist, poet, blogger, and the author or coauthor of almost as many publications as John. *Requests for digital versions from ACA can be found on www.wiley.com *To purchase print copies, please visit the ACA website here *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

Suicide Prevention Contracting

Suicide Prevention Contracting
Author: Stephen J. Edwards,Christopher Goj
Publsiher: Jason Aronson
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2013-12-11
ISBN: 9780765709967
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suicide Prevention Contracting Book Excerpt:

Suicide Prevention Contracting: The Pitfalls, Perils, and Seven Safer Alternatives demonstrates that suicide prevention contracting, a widely adopted but little-understood form of suicide prevention, is almost wholly counterproductive and potentially dangerous for both patients and the clinician attempting to assist them. Edwards and Goj make a compelling case for this alarming pronouncement and offer seven alternative procedures.

The Broader View of Suicide

The Broader View of Suicide
Author: Said Shahtahmasebi,Hatim A. Omar
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2020-03-20
ISBN: 1527548708
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Broader View of Suicide Book Excerpt:

Suicide is a leading cause of death globally and the second biggest cause of death in young people. Over 800,000 people commit suicide annually. While many approaches to suicide prevention have been proposed, the only ones to show even limited success are those at the grassroots level; involving everyone, from parents to teachers, health care providers and the community as a whole. This book explores both current and outdated perceptions of suicide and presents a number of novel approaches and tools to prevent suicide.

The International Handbook of Suicide Prevention

The International Handbook of Suicide Prevention
Author: Rory C. O'Connor,Jane Pirkis
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2016-09-14
ISBN: 1118903242
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The International Handbook of Suicide Prevention Book Excerpt:

The International Handbook of Suicide Prevention, 2nd Edition, presents a series of readings that consider the individual and societal factors that lead to suicide, it addresses ways these factors may be mitigated, and presents the most up-to-date evidence for effective suicide prevention approaches. An updated reference that shows why effective suicide prevention can only be achieved by understanding the many reasons why people choose to end their lives Gathers together contributions from more than 100 of the world’s leading authorities on suicidal behavior—many of them new to this edition Considers suicide from epidemiological, psychological, clinical, sociological, and neurobiological perspectives, providing a holistic understanding of the subject Describes the most up-to-date, evidence-based research and practice from across the globe, and explores its implications across countries, cultures, and the lifespan

Preventive Strategies on Suicide

Preventive Strategies on Suicide
Author: René F. W. Diekstra
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 369
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9789004103399
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preventive Strategies on Suicide Book Excerpt:

This volume, produced under the supervision and auspices of the World Health Organization, for the first time brings together information on epidemiological, clinical and preventive-intervention aspects regarding suicide that has global significance and applicability. After a detailed description of the epidemiology of suicide and suicidal behaviour on an international scale, a large part of the book is devoted to the 'how-to's' of developing and organizing suicide prevention programs and services in different national and cultural settings, both at the clinical as well as the community level. In addition, a wealth of practical information for health care workers and volunteers is provided on how to evaluate and deal with acute suicide risk. Examples of successfull preventive intervention programs and projects, both from developed as well as from developing countries are provided. Also legal and ethical problems involved in suicide prevention are discussed. Finally, both cultural and biological aspects of suicidal behaviour, as well as their clinical-practical relevance, are discussed. The volume is of relevance to health care professionals and paraprofessionals, lay volunteers and their organizations, health policy makers and all those involved or interested in suicide and its prevention.

Clinical Applications of Cognitive Therapy

Clinical Applications of Cognitive Therapy
Author: James Pretzer,Barbara Fleming,Karen M. Simon
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN: 146840007X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Applications of Cognitive Therapy Book Excerpt:

The second edition of this acclaimed text gives students of cognitive and cognitive-behavioral therapy a solid grounding in principles, while modeling an integrative approach to the problems they will encounter most.

The Mental Health Desk Reference

The Mental Health Desk Reference
Author: Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel,R. Elliott Ingersoll
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2002-04-22
ISBN: 0471441627
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mental Health Desk Reference Book Excerpt:

A practical, easy-to-use, and comprehensive reference for mentalhealth professionals The Mental Health Desk Reference is the ultimate guide to effectiveand responsible mental health practice. It provides authoritative,concise, and up-to-date information from more than seventy expertsregarding diagnosis, treatment, and ethics of practice. Each entrysummarizes key constructs and terminology associated with thetopic, major findings from research, and specific recommendationson theory and practice. Important topics covered include: * Adjustment disorders and life stress * Diagnosis and treatment of adults * Diagnosis and treatment of children * Crisis intervention * Diverse populations * Group and family interventions * Practice management * Professional issues * Ethical and legal issues * Professional resources These detailed, readable entries-based on the most extensive andreliable research available-form a comprehensive, straightforward,and quick-reference resource applicable to practitioners acrossevery field in mental health. The Mental Health Desk Reference isthe single resource no mental health professional can afford to bewithout.

Treating Suicidal Behavior

Treating Suicidal Behavior
Author: M. David Rudd,Thomas E. Joiner,M. Hasan Rajab
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2004-07-26
ISBN: 9781593851002
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treating Suicidal Behavior Book Excerpt:

This manual provides an empirically supported approach to treating suicidality that is specifically tailored to todays managed care environment. Structured yet flexible, the model is fully compatible with current best practice standards. The authors establish the empirical and theoretical foundations for time-limited treatment and describe the specific tasks involved in assessment and intervention. The book then details effective ways to conduct a rapid case conceptualization and outpatient risk assessment, determine and implement individualized treatment targets, and monitor treatment outcomes. Outlined are clear-cut intervention techniques that focus on symptom management, restructuring the patients suicidal belief system, and building such key skills as interpersonal assertiveness, distress tolerance, and problem solving. Other topics covered include the role of the therapeutic relationship, applications to group work and longer-term therapy, the use of medications, patient selection, and termination of treatment. Illustrated with helpful clinical examples, the book features numerous table, figures, and sample handouts and forms, some of which may be reproduced for professional use.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Author: Gregoris Simos
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN: 1317822447
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Book Excerpt:

Although Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has a well elaborated theoretical background and documented standard therapeutic process, new specific theoretical formulations and genuine techniques seem to continually appear. These new treatment developments in CBT constitute the heart of this book. Leading researchers and clinicians, who are also well established experts in the application of CBT present the extent of their experience, as well as appropriate and state-of-the-art treatment techniques for a variety of specific disorders: * Management of Major Depression, suicidal behaviour and Bipolar Disorder. * Treatment of Anxiety Disorders such as Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. * Application of CBT to Eating Disorder and Personality Disorders, especially Borderline Personality Disorder. * Implementation of CBT with specific populations such as couples and families, children and adolescents. The book focuses on clinical practice and treatment techniques, but avoids a step-by-step approach. Instead it encourages flexibility and integrativity in order to help the practicing clinician become more competent and efficient in applying CBT. Well-known contributors reveal a variety of treatment styles, and case examples and treatment transcripts are used to show how theoretical innovations integrate with the practice of CBT.

Suicide Related Behaviour

Suicide Related Behaviour
Author: Columba McLaughlin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2007-06-29
ISBN: 0470512415
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suicide Related Behaviour Book Excerpt:

The book is an attempt to make sense of suicide related behaviour in terms of understanding its aetiology and how practitioners can respond in a caring and therapeutic manner. The last 30 years the data gathered has consistently indicated that suicide is a leading cause of death in young people especially men. Alongside this, the incidence of self harm, which has always been high, does not seem to be abating. Some professionals argue that attempted suicide and self harm are both the same entity. This book puts forward that they are two sides of the same coin and this coin is called suicide-related behaviour. This is a general term used in the book to describe all behaviours where the person intended to kill or harm themselves. In doing so relevant issues within the phenomenon of suicide-related behaviour and specific to both self harm and attempted suicide will be explored and addressed.

Mental Disorders

Mental Disorders
Author: Robert Woolfolk,Lesley Allen
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2013-01-16
ISBN: 9535109197
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mental Disorders Book Excerpt:

This book brings together an international array of stars of the mental health professions to create a cutting edge volume that sheds light on many important and heretofore poorly understood issues in psychopathology. Mental Disorders-Theoretical and Empirical perspectives will be an important addition to the libraries of scholars and clinicians.

Clinical Interviewing

Clinical Interviewing
Author: John Sommers-Flanagan,Rita Sommers-Flanagan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2002-12-30
ISBN: 0471265217
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Interviewing Book Excerpt:

Includes case studies, chapter summaries, and new sections. Features an online instructor's manual. Integrates different theoretical models.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Author: Grēgorēs Simos
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781583911051
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Book Excerpt:

This second volume brings the practising clinician up to date with recent developments in the continuously expanding field of cognitive behaviour therapy.

Contemporary Perspectives on Rational Suicide

Contemporary Perspectives on Rational Suicide
Author: James L. Werth
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN: 1134872062
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Perspectives on Rational Suicide Book Excerpt:

This text brings together spokespersons from several different disciplines who can present their arguments for or against rational suicide as a viable concept and, consequently, a realistic option. The pros and cons of the discussion format bring the readers to search for their beliefs, and the final decision of acceptance or rejection of the concept is left to each individual reader.

International Handbook of Suicide Prevention

International Handbook of Suicide Prevention
Author: Rory C. O'Connor,Stephen Platt,Jacki Gordon
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN: 1119996147
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Handbook of Suicide Prevention Book Excerpt:

The International Handbook of Suicide Prevention showcases the latest cutting-edge research from the world’s leading authorities, and highlights policy and practice implications for the prevention of suicide. Brings together the world’s leading authorities on suicidal behaviour, renowned for their suicide prevention research, policy and practice Addresses the key questions of why people attempt suicide, the best interventions, treatments and care for those at risk, and the key international challenges in trying to prevent suicide Describes up-to-date, theoretically-derived and evidence-based research and practice from across the globe, which will have implications across countries, cultures and the lifespan

It s All the Rage

It s All the Rage
Author: Candace C. Hall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 45
Release: 1997-08-01
ISBN: 9780916897277
Category: Suicide
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s All the Rage Book Excerpt:

Wake Up and Live Again for a Reason

Wake Up and Live Again    for a Reason
Author: Erik Batoog
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2017-12-21
ISBN: 9781981943715
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wake Up and Live Again for a Reason Book Excerpt:

This book contains truth. If that sentence gave you any pause whatsoever, then you are not ready to read it. If that was because you question its validity, then you question the author. That would mean that you would be reading the book for a bad reason(s). If it was because truth frightens you, then you probably should be frightened away from reading this book. If you are not afraid of truth, if you seek something that you are unsure about, if you wish to face down the true demons that plague you, then perhaps this book is for you after all. This books does what all books could do. With the intention of helping those most in need of help, this book aims to provide its readers with another way to think about the world and to put their own lives into a clearer perspective. The suggestion of the author is to not read this book unless you really need to. Thus, he suggests that perhaps only those in desperate situations who need a true change in their lives should read these words. The subtitle "An Alternative to Suicide" demonstrates this. He also admits that anyone COULD be helped.