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Reducing the Suicide Toll

Resources for Communities, Groups, and Individuals

Diego De Leo

158 pages
Hogrefe Publishing Corporation

Leading experts on the latest research and practice in suicideprevention.

This is the second book based on the TRIPLE i in Suicidology internationalconferences, which are organised annually by the Slovene Centerfor Suicide Research in memory of the late Prof. Andrej Marušičwith the aim of promoting intuition, imagination and innovation inthe research and prevention of suicide and suicidal behaviour. Thecarefully selected chapters provide food for thought to practitioners,researchers, students and all those who come into contact with thetragedy of suicide, with the hope of stimulating new ideas and interventionsin the difficult fight against suicidal behaviours.

In five parts, the internationally renowned team of authors summarisesthe research looking at understanding individuals (assessing risk inolder adults and psychotherapy with suicidal patients), understandingthe groups at risk of suicide (including people in prison, men, andpeople with mood disorders), understanding the role of community(including the Papageno effect and technology-based and collaborativeapproaches to prevention), models of understanding suicide(including the integrate motivational-volitional model of suicidalbehaviour and the hot air balloon model for postvention with thosebereaved by suicide) and understanding the unique ethical and methodologicalissues associated with research in this field.

Author Bio
Diego De Leo; MD, PhD, DSc; Griffith University, Mount Gravatt,QLD, Australia