This second edition includes 2 new chapters on psychosocial perspectives & assisted suicide & euthanasia. Other chapters in the book examine suicide among the young & among older people. Psychosocial correlates of suicide including violence, homosexuality & alcoholism are reviewed. 2 chapters discuss clinical considerations related to methods, motives and psychotherapy. The last 3 chapters are on suicide & social policy, i.e. prevention, involuntary committment & assisted suicide & euthanasia.