Year: 1991 Source: New York: New Liberty Press, 1991. 364p. SIEC No: 19940032

This book advances the aggregate pain theory of suicide, identifies many possible sources of pain, & examines the mythology of suicide. The author contends that suicidal behaviours are involuntary when accumulated pain exceeds coping resources. The book provides counsellors & the bereaved with a broad array of new conceptual tools to understand suicide & use as groundwork for recovery from depression & suicidal pain. (77 refs.)