Year: 1997 Source: London, UK: Penguin Books, 1997. 257p. SIEC No: 19980648

This book explores suicide & attempted suicide in the light of the latest research findings. The changing patterns of suicidal behaviour are reviewed. Psychiatric, social & psychological factors which may contribute to feelings of hopelessness & entrapment are discussed. The moral issues surrounding euthanasia & rational suicide are considered. The way in which suicidal behaviour is portrayed in the media is also discussed.