International Handbook of Suicide Prevention: Research, Policy and Practice

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Rory C. O'Connor, Stephen Platt, Jacki Gordon
John Wiley & Sons, Jun 1, 2011 - Psychology - 696 pages
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The International Handbook of Suicide Prevention showcases the latest cutting-edge research from the world’s leading authorities, and highlights policy and practice implications for the prevention of suicide.  
  • Brings together the world’s leading authorities on suicidal behaviour, renowned for their suicide prevention research, policy and practice
  • Addresses the key questions of why people attempt suicide, the best interventions, treatments and care for those at risk, and the key international challenges in trying to prevent suicide
  • Describes up-to-date, theoretically-derived and evidence-based research and practice from across the globe, which will have implications across countries, cultures and the lifespan

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CHAPTER ONE Challenges to Classifying Suicidal
CHAPTER TWO International Perspectives on
CHAPTER THREE Depression and Suicidal Behaviour
CHAPTER FOUR Schizophrenia Other Psychotic
Model of Suicidal Behaviour
CHAPTER NINETEEN Clinical Care of Deliberate Self
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO Clinical Trial Feasibility
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR The Role of the Therapist
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE Recognition of Suicide Risk
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX Antidepressants and Suicide
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE Schoolbased Strategies

CHAPTER SIX Personality Disorders and Suicidal
Extent of
CHAPTER EIGHT Relationships of Genes and Early
CHAPTER TEN Present Status and Future Prospects
CHAPTER TWELVE WorLying and Rumination
CHAPTER FIFTEEN Rurality and Suicide
CHAPTER SIXTEEN Body Weight Obesity
CHAPTER SE VENTEEN Evidencebased Prevention
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Prevention and Treatment
CHAPTER THIRTY Media Influences on Suicide
CHAPTER THIRTYONE Suicide Prevention through
CHAPTER THIRTYTHREE Challenges in US Suicide
CHAPTER THIRTYFOUR What Kind of Research
Conclusions and Future Directions
Name Index

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Rory C. O'Connor is Professor of Psychology at the University of Stirling, where he leads the Suicidal Behaviour Research Group. Professor O'Connor is also President-Elect of the International Academy for Suicide Research, Honorary Professor of Psychology at the University of Nottingham and he serves on the editorial board of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, Suicidology Online, Psychology & Health and Journal of Behavioral Medicine. He has published extensively in the field of suicide and self-harm.

Stephen Platt is Professor of Health Policy Research at the University of Edinburgh. His research interest in mental health and suicidal behaviour spans over 30 years, and he is involved in policy development and analysis relating to public mental health and mental health improvement.

Jacki Gordon is an independent consultant in Public Health research and evaluation. She previously worked for the Scottish Government where she had lead national responsibility for improving the evidence base for suicide prevention and translating it into policy and practice. She is the co-editor of How We Feel: An Insight into the Emotional World of Teenagers (with G. Grant, 1997).

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