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Myths about Suicide

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Around the world, more than a million people die by suicide each year. Yet many of us know very little about a tragedy that may strike our own loved ones--and much of what we think we know is wrong. This clear and powerful book dismantles myth after myth to bring compassionate and accurate understanding of a massive international killer.

Drawing on a fascinating array of clinical cases, media reports, literary works, and scientific studies, Thomas Joiner demolishes both moralistic and psychotherapeutic clichés. He shows that suicide is not easy, cowardly, vengeful, or selfish. It is not a manifestation of "suppressed rage" or a side effect of medication. Threats of suicide, far from being idle, are often followed by serious attempts. People who are prevented once from killing themselves will not necessarily try again.

The risk for suicide, Joiner argues, is partly genetic and is influenced by often agonizing mental disorders. Vulnerability to suicide may be anticipated and treated. Most important, suicide can be prevented.

An eminent expert whose own father's death by suicide changed his life, Joiner is relentless in his pursuit of the truth about suicide and deeply sympathetic to such tragic waste of life and the pain it causes those left behind.

About the Author

Thomas Joiner is Distinguished Research Professor and Bright-Burton Professor of Psychology at Florida State University and author of Why People Die by Suicide.

Florida State University

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674061989
Author:
Joiner, Thomas
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Suicide
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
Sociology-Suicide
Subject:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Psychology-Mental Illness
Subject:
PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
Subject:
Psychology-Clinical Psychology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20111130
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 line illustration
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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