Book Review-Suicide Across the Life Span: Premature Exits (2nd Edition), by J M Stillion & E E McDowell
Alfano D W
Suicide across the Life Span: Premature Exits is a well-written book that uses the suicide trajectory model as its basis. This model asserts that when studying suicidal individuals, clinicians must examine 4 risk factors: biological, psychological, cognitive & environmental. The authors apply this to various cohort groups. In addition, a summary of suicide in Western history is included, as well as a discussion on suicide prevention, treatment approaches & contemporary issues.