Year: 1988 Source: Crisis, v.9, no.2, (1988), p.162 SIEC No: 19880710

This brief book review states that the author, of this very useful handbook, aims to help professionals & lay people to recognize suicidal tendencies in friends, relatives, patients; to find ways of communicating with such people, & to care for those bereaved by suicide. The book discusses the sociological, psychological, & psychoanalytic aspects of suicide, immediate care & on-going support of the suicidal, & the value of various professional & voluntary agencies. (GW)