Year: 1982 Source: New York: W.W. Norton, 1982. 252p. SIEC No: 19871179

The author views suicide from a psychosocial perspective, stating that the aim of this book is to understand how psychological, social, and cultural factors are interwoven to produce self-destructive behavior among individuals from very different backgrounds. Main chapter headings include: “Youth and Age”, “Psychosocial Correlates”, “Clinical Considerations”, and “Suicide and Social Policy”.