Year: 1993 Source: Omega, v.26, no.3, (1992-93), p.235-237 SIEC No: 19930286

This book review outlines the 32 chapters of this edited book & comments on the excellence & overall organization of the book. The reviewer notes that suicide is a complex multi-determined outcome & that the book underscores the point that the main purpose of assessment is to obtain clinically relevant data; & that often, suicidal behavior is life-enhancing – that is, it represents an attempt to alter specific circumstances in order to achieve a better “quality of life.”