Suicide in America

Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 1996-02-17
Publisher(s): W. W. Norton & Company
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In this new edition of his acclaimed work, Dr. Herbert Hendin casts new light on the problem of suicide, offering what he calls a "psychosocial perspective." Demonstrating that treatment of seriously suicidal people is possible, he also shows how our social policy toward suicide is marked by misconception. He evaluates the "right-to-die" movement, and in a comprehensive new chapter he presents a powerful portrait of euthanasia and assisted suicide in the Netherlands. Interviews with the leading practitioners and proponents are included. This book has much to say not only about how we die but also about how we choose to live.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 13
A Psychosocial Perspectivep. 35
Suicide among the Youngp. 51
Suicide among Older Peoplep. 81
Suicide and Violencep. 107
Suicide and Homosexualityp. 129
Suicide and Alcoholismp. 147
Method and Motivep. 167
Psychotherapy and Suicidep. 185
Suicide Preventionp. 203
Involuntary Commitmentp. 214
Assisted Suicide and Euthanasiap. 236
Referencesp. 279
Indexp. 299
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