Understanding Suicidal Behaviour

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Wiley, Apr 7, 2000 - Psychology - 168 pages
Beginning with a short history outlining different societies' attitudes to suicide, the book continues with a discussion of the difficulties of definition and measurement. The book includes a chapter on suicide letters and discusses whether they are a useful tool for understanding suicide. Finally, the book considers practical aspects and issues such as assisted suicide and suicide prevention.

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Dr. Rory O’ Connor is a lecturer in the Centre for Applied Social Psychology, Department of Psychology at the University of Strathclyde and has written and spoken widely on the subject of suicide.

Professor Noel Sheehy is head of research in the School of Psychology at the Queens University, Belfast, and is editor-in-chief of current psychological, associate editor of the British Journal of Psychological and series co-editor of International Library of Critical Writings in Psychology.

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