Year: 1998 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.28, no.3, (Fall 1998), p.317-318 SIEC No: 19981161

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.