Exploring the whole issue of suicide & attempted suicide, this thought-provoking book is essential reading for anyone — whether parent, friend or health professional — who has been touched by this trauma. Discusses the many factors — biological, psychological, social & economic — that may drive a person to end their life or draw attention to their plight. Reviews the changing patterns of suicidal behavior, including the close link between attempted suicide & child sexual abuse in women & the rapid increase in suicide in rural areas. Considers the moral issues surrounding euthanasia. Looks at practical ways to help those at risk: greater vigilance, more sensitive medical assessment & preventative therapies. Illustrations.
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