Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, Postvention

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Beacon Press, 1988 - Education - 151 pages
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Updated and Expanded EditionProvides information on suicide statistics and gives advice on how to recognize the warning signs of a potential suicide attempt, how to intervene when a suicide has been attempted, and how to comfort families and friends who have lost a loved one to suicide. This updated and expanded edition contains a discussion of euthanasia and living wills and a list of crisis centers around the United States.
 

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they have my PRIVATE residence phone # listed as suicide prevention!!!..It annoys me greatly, and I can only imagine what the callers ,who call my HOME PHONE looking for suicide help must feel...I wish they would fix this... I have had this number for about 10 years and no matter who I call they cannot seem to get it right, seems like a big joke to this site! 

Contents

The Problem
1
Views on Suicide throughout History
13
The Theorists
27
The Social Context
35
Prevention
62
Intervention
76
Postvention
88
Killing and Letting Die
105
A Summons for Community Action
112
Conclusion
123
Bibliography
145
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About the author (1988)

Earl A. Grollman, a pioneer in the field of crisis intervention, was rabbi of the Beth El Temple Center in Belmont, Massachusetts, for 36 years. A certified death educator and counselor, he was cited as "Hero of The Heartland" for his work with the families and volunteers of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Dr. Grollman has spoken at many colleges, clergy institutes, seminaries, physicians' forums, and hospital nursing associations, and has frequently addressed support groups such as The Compassionate Friends and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. He has also appeared on numerous national television and radio programs, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, Children's Journal, All Things Considered, and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. He was featured on National Public Radio's The End of Life: Exploring Death in America series in the roundtable discussion on grief and bereavement.

He is the author of several books including Living When a Loved One Has Died, Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers, and Living When a Young Friend Commits Suicide.

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