Year: 1995 Source: AAS Newslink, v.21, no.2, (Summer 1995), p.13 SIEC No: 20030649

This review describes Slaby & Garfinkel’s text as an unique & potentially useful compilation of case studies & information about depression, suicide & suicide bereavement. The reviewer notes that several topics related to suicide & depression are addressed including homosexuality, mental illness, & substance abuse. Two drawbacks of this book are cited: some readers may have difficulty identifying with the stories; & some extreme case studies are recounted that may not be representative of common experiences. (1 ref) (SC)