Handbook of Suicidal Behaviour

Handbook of Suicidal Behaviour
Author: Updesh Kumar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 557
Release: 2017-10-26
ISBN: 9811048169
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Suicidal Behaviour Book Excerpt:

This essential reference volume in the field of suicidology brings forth leading-edge conceptualizations of suicidal behaviour by including emerging trends and recent research advances in the field across the globe. It highlights the trajectories of suicidal behaviour, emphasizing the psyche behind attempting suicide, identifying vulnerable groups, and bridging the gap between theoretical underpinnings and application for addressing the aftermath of suicide. The handbook delineates research progress on risk assessment among vulnerable groups of varied milieu. Furthermore, it introduces various avenues of change and well-being. It also addresses important concerns related to terrorism and suicide in the armed forces. This handbook is a comprehensive repository of the latest research synergized with theoretical conceptualizations that pave the way for newer approaches towards management and prevention of suicidal behaviour. It includes contributions by eminent authors across the globe, and is a must-have resource for scholars, academics and professionals in the areas of mental health and social work.

The International Handbook of Suicide and Attempted Suicide

The International Handbook of Suicide and Attempted Suicide
Author: Keith Hawton,Kees van Heeringen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 774
Release: 2000-11-21
ISBN: 0470842202
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The International Handbook of Suicide and Attempted Suicide Book Excerpt:

Recent research in the area of suicidology has provided significant new insights in the epidemiological,psychopathological,and biological characteristics of suicidal behaviour. The International Handbook of Suicide and Attempted Suicide is the first book to bring together this expertise and translate it into practical guidelines for those responsible for policy issues and for those involved in the treatment and prevention of suicidal behaviour. Leading international authorities provide a truly comprehensive and research-based reference to understanding, treating, and preventing suicidal behaviour. They explore concepts and theories which best guide work within this field and detail key research which has supported conceptual developments, preventive interventions and clinical treatment. "No self-respecting worker in deliberate self-harm and suicide prevention, either clinical or research, can afford to be without access to this comprehensive handbook - possession and regular use, may well become a marker of serious involvement in the subject! ...This is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, informative and well-written source of information on sucide and suicidal behaviour...an invaluable work of reference which will be essential for clinicians and researchers for many years to come." —Andrew Sims, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK - British Journal of Psychiatry

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

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours
Author: David Aldridge,Sergio Perez
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-02-15
ISBN: 9780857005151
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours Book Excerpt:

Over a million people commit suicide worldwide every year. Taking an interdisciplinary approach that looks at the person at risk, the family and personal relationships they have and the communities in which they are embedded, this book will help anyone working with suicidal individuals to prevent this major cause of death. Backed up by research and clinical expertise the book clarifies the facts about suicide and debunks the many unfounded myths surrounding the subject. It covers the classifications and manifestations of suicide, as well as the major risk factors, at-risk groups and warning signs. Advice on effective communication and a repertoire of strategies for distress management are offered, not only for supporting at-risk individuals and those who have survived a suicide attempt, but also families coping with bereavement. A final chapter explores the impact of the internet and the digital age on both the propagation and prevention of suicide. This book will be essential reading for anybody working with people at risk of suicide, including clinicians, therapists, psychologists, social and healthcare workers and volunteers working in suicide prevention.

Routledge International Handbook of Clinical Suicide Research

Routledge International Handbook of Clinical Suicide Research
Author: John R. Cutcliffe,José Santos,Paul S. Links,Juveria Zaheer,Henry G. Harder,Frank Campbell,Rod McCormick,Kari Harder,Yvonne Bergmans,Rahel Eynan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN: 1134459297
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge International Handbook of Clinical Suicide Research Book Excerpt:

Suicide remains one of the most pressing public health concerns across the world. Expensive in terms of the human cost and associated suffering, the economic costs, the social costs and the spiritual costs, it affects millions of people every year. This important reference work collects together a wide range of research around suicide and suicide prevention, in order to guide future research and provide guidance for professionals about the best way to respond meaningfully to suicidal patients. Responding to the need for multi-disciplinary and international research to deepen our understanding of suicide, it demonstrates where our knowledge is firmly evidence-based and where new areas for research are emerging, as well as highlighting where we know little. Divided into six parts, each with its own editorial introduction and commentary, it explores research with and about survivors of suicide and indigenous populations. The remaining sections look at suicide-focused research in psychiatric nursing, psychiatry, psychology, and social work and allied health. It is of interest to all advanced students, practitioners and scholars interested in suicide and its impact and prevention.

International Handbook of Suicide Prevention

International Handbook of Suicide Prevention
Author: Rory C. O'Connor,Stephen Platt,Jacki Gordon
Publsiher: John Wiley and Sons
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2011-06-03
ISBN: 1119973910
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Handbook of Suicide Prevention Book Excerpt:

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

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: 2016-10-31
ISBN: 1118903277
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

The Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology

The Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology
Author: Alan Carr,Muireann McNulty
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1084
Release: 2016-03-31
ISBN: 1317576144
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology Book Excerpt:

The second edition of the Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology: An Evidence Based Practice Approach like its predecessor provides clinical psychologists in training with a comprehensive practice handbook to help build the skills necessary to complete a clinical placement in the field of adult mental health. While practical in orientation, the book is based solidly on empirical evidence.Building on the success of the previous edition this handbook has been extensively revised in a number of ways. Throughout the book, the text, references, and website addresses and have been updated to reflect important developments since the publication the first edition. Recent research findings on the epidemiology, aetiology, course, outcome, assessment and treatment of all psychological problems considered in this volume have been incorporated into the text. Account has been taken of changes in the diagnosis and classification of psychological problems reflected in the DSM-5. Chapters on ADHD in adults, emotion focused therapy, radically open dialectical behaviour therapy, and schema therapy have been added. The book is divided into 6 sections: Section 1 covers conceptual frameworks for practice (lifespan development; classification and epidemiology; CBT, psychodynamic, emotion focused, systemic and bio-medical models; and general assessment procedures) Section 2 deals with mood problems (depression, bipolar disorder, suicide risk, and anger management) Section 3 focuses on anxiety problems (social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and depersonalization disorder) Section 4 deals with psychological problems linked to physical health (health anxiety, somatization, chronic pain, adjustment to cancer, and eating disorders) Section 5 focuses on other significant psychological problems that come to the attention of clinical psychologist in adult mental health services (ADHD in adults, alcohol and other drug problems, psychosis, and psychological problems in older adults) Section 6 contains chapters on therapeutic approaches to psychological distress related to complex childhood trauma (dialectical behaviour therapy for borderline personality disorder, racially open dialectical behaviour for over-controlled presentations, and schema therapy). Each of the chapters on clinical problems explains how to assess and treat the condition in an evidence-based way with reference to case material. Interventions from cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic, interpersonal/systemic and biomedical approaches are described, where there is evidence that they are effective for the problem in question. Skill building exercises and further reading for psychologists and patients are included at the end of each chapter. This book is one of a set of three volumes which cover the lion’s share of the curriculum for clinical psychologists in training in the UK and Ireland. The other two volumes are the Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, Third Edition (by Alan Carr) and the Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice, Second Edition edited by Alan Carr, Christine Linehan, Gary O’Reilly, Patricia Noonan Walsh, & John McEvoy).

The Oxford Handbook of Suicide and Self Injury

The Oxford Handbook of Suicide and Self Injury
Author: Matthew K. Nock
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2014-05-08
ISBN: 0190209143
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Suicide and Self Injury Book Excerpt:

Suicide is a perplexing human behavior that remains among the leading causes of death worldwide, responsible for more deaths each year than all wars, genocide, and homicide combined. Although suicide and other forms of self-injury have baffled scholars and clinicians for thousands of years, the past few decades have brought significant leaps in our understanding of these behaviors. This volume provides a comprehensive summary of the most important and exciting advances in our understanding of suicide and self-injury and our ability to predict and prevent it. Comprised of a formidable who's who in the field, the handbook covers the full spectrum of topics in suicide and self-injury across the lifespan, including the classification of different self-injurious behaviors, epidemiology, assessment techniques, and intervention. Chapters probe relevant issues in our society surrounding suicide, including assisted suicide and euthanasia, suicide terrorism, overlap between suicidal behavior and interpersonal violence, ethical considerations for suicide researchers, and current knowledge on survivors of suicide. The most comprehensive handbook on suicide and self-injury to date, this volume is a must-read text for graduate students, fellows, academic and research psychologists, and other researchers working in the brain and behavioral sciences.

Working With Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour

Working With Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour
Author: Louise Doyle,Brian Keogh,Jean Morrissey
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-03-04
ISBN: 113750627X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Working With Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour Book Excerpt:

Suicide and self-harm are world-wide public health issues that can have devastating effects on families, friends and communities. They are both a priority for anyone working in mental health, social work, emergency departments and related fields, however suicidal and self-harming behaviour can take place anywhere anytime- it may be a pupil in a school, an inmate in a prison or a colleague or family member. For this reason, this book has been written in a clear, accessible and practical style for anyone who wants to learn more about working with and preventing suicidal and self-harming behaviour. • It identifies common risk and protective factors as well as specific warning signs of imminent suicidal behaviour. • It provides essential communication skills for undertaking a risk assessment, illustrating how each skill can be used in real-life practice. • It looks specifically at the issue of self-harm and suicide in prisons, schools and emergency departments. • It lays out clear strategies for identifying and addressing issues of self-care when working with people who are suicidal or who self-harm. • It identifies how we can assist those who are bereaved following the death of a loved one by suicide. Packed with learning outcomes, case scenarios and reflective questions, this book acts as a toolkit for anyone working in this difficult field.

Handbook of Youth Suicide Prevention

Handbook of Youth Suicide Prevention
Author: Regina Miranda,Elizabeth L. Jeglic
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 449
Release: 2022-01-11
ISBN: 3030824659
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Youth Suicide Prevention Book Excerpt:

This handbook examines research on youth suicide, analyzes recent data on suicide among adolescents, and addresses the subject matter as a serious public health concern. The book explores the research on youth suicide, examining its causes, new and innovative ways of determining suicide risk, and evidence-based intervention and prevention strategies. In addition, it focuses on specific under-studied populations, including adolescents belonging to ethnic, racial, and sexual minority groups, youth involved in the criminal justice system, and adolescents in foster care. The book discusses how culturally informed and targeted interventions can help to decrease suicide risk for these populations. Key areas of coverage include: Early childhood adversity, stress, and developmental pathways of suicide risk. The neurobiology of youth suicide. Suicide, self-harm, and the media. Assessment of youth suicidal behavior with explicit and implicit measures. Suicide-related risk among immigrant, ethnic, and racial minority youth. LGBTQ youth and suicide prevention. Psychosocial treatments for ethnoculturally diverse youth with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Technology-enhanced interventions and youth suicide prevention. The Handbook of Youth Suicide Prevention is an essential resource for researchers, professors, graduate students as well as clinicians, therapists, and other professionals in developmental psychology, social work, public health, pediatrics, family studies, child and adolescent psychiatry, school and educational psychology, and all interrelated disciplines.

Suicidal Behaviour

Suicidal Behaviour
Author: Updesh Kumar,Manas K Mandal
Publsiher: SAGE Publications India
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2010-02-02
ISBN: 8132104994
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suicidal Behaviour Book Excerpt:

Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of People-At-Risk provides a psychometric analysis of various aspects associated with suicidal risk assessment to understand the suicidal personality and predict suicidal behaviour. It includes articles by experts in the field covering suicide research carried out globally. The collection is divided into two sections-the first focuses on the theoretical issues and the second on the applied and practical issues related to suicidal behaviour among specific populations. The main features of the articles include: - the diverse aspects of the problem in various socio-cultural contexts - prevention strategies, along with analyses of varied paradigms of suicidal behaviour, for the benefit of mental health practitioners and researchers - a focussed discussion on specific population - a comprehensive review of research in the field - reviews of suicide risk assessment tools The discussion begins with a contextualisation of the psychological factors implicated in the aetiology of suicidal behaviour with the help of a biopsychosocial model and is followed by an empirical analysis. The theoretical issues are then examined from various perspectives. This compilation will serve as a supplementary reader for students of psychology, psychiatry, psychiatric social work and counselling. It will also be useful for mental health professionals as well as those undertaking research on suicide.

Psychosocial Interventions for Suicide Prevention

Psychosocial Interventions for Suicide Prevention
Author: Raffaella Calati,Jorge Lopez-Castroman
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-01-22
ISBN: 2889633195
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychosocial Interventions for Suicide Prevention Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

The Oxford Handbook of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Author: Michaela A. Swales
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2018-10-25
ISBN: 0191076511
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Book Excerpt:

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy developed in the late 1980s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan to help better treat borderline personality disorder. Since its development, it has also been used for the treatment of other kinds of mental health disorders. The Oxford Handbook of DBT charts the development of DBT from its early inception to the current cutting edge state of knowledge about both the theoretical underpinnings of the treatment and its clinical application across a range of disorders and adaptations to new clinical groups. Experts in the treatment address the current state of the evidence with respect to the efficacy of the treatment, its effectiveness in routine clinical practice and central issues in the clinical and programmatic implementation of the treatment. In sum this volume provides a desk reference for clinicians and academics keen to understand the origins and current state of the science, and the art, of DBT.

Helping People Overcome Suicidal Thoughts Urges and Behaviour

Helping People Overcome Suicidal Thoughts  Urges and Behaviour
Author: Lorraine Bell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN: 1000363112
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helping People Overcome Suicidal Thoughts Urges and Behaviour Book Excerpt:

Helping People Overcome Suicidal Thoughts, Urges and Behaviour draws together practical and effective approaches to help individuals at risk of suicide. The book provides a framework and outlines skills for anyone working with adults who present with suicidal thoughts or intent. Part 1 introduces a basic understanding of our knowledge about suicide and UK policy; Part 2 outlines the research into the treatment of suicidality and the general principles for working in the safest possible way. Part 3 outlines ten key psychological skills in the context of evidence-based best practice. The book also discusses the role of health and social care professionals in the prevention of suicide in the context of Covid-19. The book will be a valuable addition to the resources of professionals including psychotherapists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, prison and probation officers, drug and alcohol workers, general practitioners and support staff in any health or social care context.

The Oxford Handbook of Suicide and Self injury

The Oxford Handbook of Suicide and Self injury
Author: Matthew K. Nock
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN: 0195388569
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Suicide and Self injury Book Excerpt:

Suicide is a perplexing human behavior that remains among the leading causes of death worldwide, responsible for more deaths each year than all wars, genocide, and homicide combined. Although suicide and other forms of self-injury have baffled scholars and clinicians for thousands of years, the past few decades have brought significant leaps in our understanding of these behaviors. This volume provides a comprehensive summary of the most important and exciting advances in our understanding of suicide and self-injury and our ability to predict and prevent it. Comprised of a formidable who's who in the field, the handbook covers the full spectrum of topics in suicide and self-injury across the lifespan, including the classification of different self-injurious behaviors, epidemiology, assessment techniques, and intervention. Chapters probe relevant issues in our society surrounding suicide, including assisted suicide and euthanasia, suicide terrorism, overlap between suicidal behavior and interpersonal violence, ethical considerations for suicide researchers, and current knowledge on survivors of suicide. The most comprehensive handbook on suicide and self-injury to date, this volume is a must-read text for graduate students, fellows, academic and research psychologists, and other researchers working in the brain and behavioral sciences.

Handbook of public health in natural disasters

Handbook of public health in natural disasters
Author: Ronald Ross Watson,Joseph A. Tabor,John E. Ehiri,Victor R. Preedy
Publsiher: Wageningen Academic Publishers
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2015-02-10
ISBN: 9086868061
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of public health in natural disasters Book Excerpt:

The combination of growing populations moving into large cities in high risk zones increase the risk of natural disasters with a substantial public health consequence. A high population density and rapid air travel increase the spread and effects of plagues and diseases. People in countries with limited resources are more vulnerable to death and other consequences of disasters. This requires global rather than national preparedness and response strategies. Public health organisations, government and non-government organisations can take a leadership role and provide training, organisation and research knowledge to improve responses to such disasters. This book is the first holistic public health approach in relation to natural disasters. It fills the gap to have a one-stop-shopping synopsis of key ideas associated with mediation of public health natural disasters. It is unique in focusing on 'lessons learned' rather than 'what to do'. Published research relating to general responses by public health agencies to disasters is scientifically evaluated. Various types of disasters are reviewed: flooding, diseases, earthquakes, volcanoes, and drought. Long term needs, prevention and individual preparation are taken into account. The information can be used to prepare and mitigate effects of disasters. The summary points at the start of each chapter will help the reader to use as this book as reference book and for educational purpose.

The Neurobiological Basis of Suicide

The Neurobiological Basis of Suicide
Author: Yogesh Dwivedi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2012-06-25
ISBN: 1439838828
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neurobiological Basis of Suicide Book Excerpt:

With recent studies using genetic, epigenetic, and other molecular and neurochemical approaches, a new era has begun in understanding pathophysiology of suicide. Emerging evidence suggests that neurobiological factors are not only critical in providing potential risk factors but also provide a promising approach to develop more effective treatment

Suicide

Suicide
Author: Stephen Palmer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-04-04
ISBN: 1317821963
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suicide Book Excerpt:

All practitioners working in the caring and helping professions face many challenges and questions when dealing with suicidal clients: Is this client being serious? Can I do more? What should I do? Should I refer on? Should I break confidentiality? Have I assessed this client correctly? Both experienced practitioners and trainees wish to have more knowledge about assessing and dealing with suicidal clients. Suicide: Strategies and Interventions for Reduction and Prevention examines myths about suicide, explores facts and statistics at national and international levels, and uses client cases to uncover thoughts leading to suicidal behaviour. The editor offers an insight into what can be done in the community, and within therapeutic settings when working with this challenging client group. Contributions are divided into four parts, covering: suicide: statistics, research, theory and interventions personal experience of suicide three therapeutic approaches to prevent suicide group interventions. Featuring chapters from a range of experienced practitioners, this book provides a wealth of information on strategies and possible interventions. The addition of a self-harm management plan, assessment checklists, and list of useful organizations makes it essential reading for both mental health professionals, and those in training.

Uncultural Behavior

Uncultural Behavior
Author: Charles J-H Macdonald
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006-10-31
ISBN: 0824865367
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncultural Behavior Book Excerpt:

Until recently the people of Kulbi-Kenipaqan lived on the fringes of the modern world following traditional customs and beliefs, practicing shifting agriculture, and leading an outwardly peaceful existence in a remote corner of Palawan island. Yet this small community, basically indistinguishable in society and culture from its immediate neighbors to the north, has one of the highest rates of suicide in the world. Why would the comparatively happy and well-off inhabitants of Kulbi fall victim to despair? Uncultural Behavior investigates the mystery of self-inflicted death among this nonviolent and orderly people in the Southern Philippines. To make sense of such a phenomenon, Charles Macdonald probes the beliefs, customs, and general disposition of this Palawan people, exploring how they live, think, behave, and relate to one another. Early chapters examine group formation and the spatialization of social ties, material culture, marriage, and law, providing an extensive ethnographic account of the Kulbi way of life. The author offers insights into the spiritual world of the community and addresses the local theory of emotions and the words that supply the vocabulary and idiom of indigenous commentaries on suicide. A well-documented case study of a suicide and its aftermath gives readers an idea of how Kulbi people treat suicide and their conflicting views on the subject. Following an analysis of statistical information, the author presents five "profiles," bringing together motivations, actors, and circumstances. He concludes by examining the perspectives of neurobiology and genetics as well as psychology, sociology, and history.