Year: 2010 Source: Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, (2010). 251p. SIEC No: 20100623

The author examines the historial & cultural forces that have influenced contemporary thought, practices & policy in relation to this serious public health problem. Drawing on the work of the French philosopher Michel Foucault, the book tells the story of how suicide has come to be seen as first & foremost a matter of psychiatric concern. The author sets out to challenge the assumptions & certainties embedded in our beliefs, attitudes, & practices concerning suicide & the suicidal.