Year: 1998 Source: Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998. p.1-13 SIEC No: 20010935

In this chapter, Diekstra reflects on the state of suicidology. He examines progress in the epidemiology of suicidal behaviour, progress in explaining suicidal behaviour, & progress in preventing suicidal behaviour. The final section of the chapter attempts to elucidate why the nature of suicide itself is an obstacle to its description, explanation, & prevention. (14 refs.)