Year: 1998 Source: Omega, v.37, no.2, (1998), p.167-169 SIEC No: 19981119

Rickgarn reviews the book Making Sense of Suicide by Lester. Lester synthesizes research reports in an effort to present the most salient information on suicide. He provides his own personal observations in order to give more relavance to the material for people who have not had much exposure to research information. Topics linked to suicidal behavior include personality, alcohol & gender differences. A case study of a suicide and discussion on suicide prevention are also included.