Year: 2008 Source: London, UK: Routledge, (2008), p.210-223 SIEC No: 20090445

Relating to Self-Harm and Suicide presents original studies and research from contemporary psychoanalysts, therapists and academics focusing on the psychoanalytic understanding of suicide and self-harm, and how this can be applied to clinical work and policy. This powerful critique of current thinking suggests that suicide and self-harm must be understood as having meaning within interpersonal and intrapsychic relationships, offering a new and more hopeful dimension for prevention and recovery. Divided into three sections, the book includes: ¥a theoretical overview ¥examples of psychoanalytic practice with self-harming and suicidal patients ¥applications of psychoanalytic thinking to suicide and self-harm prevention.