Year: 1989 Source: New York: Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, 1989. p.1-26 SIEC No: 19910031

Outlines a history of suicide in the Western world, including segments in the old testament, ancient Greece & Rome, & Christianity, as well as more recent history, such as the suicide prevention movement. The authors also describe ten modern myths about suicide, define & discuss various views toward suicide, & provide statistics from 12 Western countries, broken down by sex, age, and race. (26 refs.) (VM)