Year: 2001 Source: Philadelphia, PA: Taylor & Francis, 2001. 321p. SIEC No: 20010338

This book presents an evaluation of the history, present practices, & numerous future possibilities for the field of suicidology. The first section includes chapters on epidemiology, sociological research, psychological research, & suicide & aggression. The second section has chapters on public health & suicide prevention, moving suicide risk assessment into the next millennium, psychiatric treatment, psychotherapy, helplines & crisis intervention services, the role of primary physicians, survivors, & suicide prevention in schools. The last section examines organizations including the American Association of Suicidology, crisis services, right-to-die groups, & international agencies.