Cry of Pain: Understanding Suicide and Self-harm

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Penguin Books, 1997 - Psychology - 257 pages
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Any person grieving for someone who has committed suicide copes with a question that can never be answered: Why? In this enlightening book, directed at the lay person and professional alike, a clinical psychologist draws on the latest research to explore suicide from all aspects: its history, changing sociological patterns, psychiatric and psychological factors, and moral issues. This book is a compassionate and balanced attempt to bring some understanding to the painful feelings that lead to such an extreme act -- without judging, generalizing, or misreading the messages of suicidal behavior.

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Contents

Historical Perspective
1
the Statistics
19
Psychiatric and Social Factors in Suicide
50
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About the author (1997)

J.Mark G. Williams, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Psycholog y at the University of Wales, Bangor, where he has also served since 1997 as Director of the University's Institute of Medical and Social Care Research. Widely published, he is a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

Mark is Professor of Clinical Psychology.

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