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Reducing suicide [electronic resource] : a national imperative / S.K. Goldsmith ... [et al.], editors ; Committee on Pathophysiology and Prevention of Adolescent and Adult Suicide, Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health, Institute of Medicine.

Contributor(s): Goldsmith, Sara K | Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Pathophysiology & Prevention of Adolescent & Adult Suicide.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2002Description: 1 online resource (xv, 496 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 0309506824 (electronic bk.); 9780309506823 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Suicide -- United States | Suicide -- United States -- Prevention | Suicidal behavior -- Treatment -- United States | Suicidal behavior -- Risk factors -- United States | Suicide -- prevention and control -- United States | Psychotherapy -- United States | Risk Factors -- United States | Social Support -- United States | Suicide -- psychology -- United States | Electronic books | PSYCHOLOGY -- Suicide | Electronic books | Suicide -- �Etats-Unis | Suicide -- �Etats-Unis -- Pr�evention | Comportement suicidaire -- Traitement -- �Etats-Unis | Comportement suicidaire -- Facteurs de risque -- �Etats-Unis | Aspect psychologique | Comportement suicidaire | Facteur de risque | Pr�evention | Psychoth�erapie | Suicide | �Etats-Unis | Selbstmordverh�utung | USA | Samfundsvidenskab SociologiGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reducing suicide.DDC classification: 362.28/0973 Other classification: CW 6920 | MS 6410 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Magnitude of the problem -- Psychiatric and psychological factors -- Biological factors -- Childhood trauma -- Society and culture -- Medical and psychotherapeutic interventions -- Programs for suicide prevention -- Barriers to effective treatment and intervention -- Barriers to research and promising -- Findings and recommendations.
Review: "Every year, about 30,000 people die by suicide in the U.S., and some 650,000 receive emergency treatment after a suicide attempt. Often, those most at risk are the least able to access professional help. Reducing Suicide provides a blueprint for addressing this tragic and costly problem: how we can build an appropriate infrastructure, conduct needed research, and improve our ability to recognize suicide risk and effectively intervene." "Rich in data, this book strikes on intensely personal chord, featuring compelling quotes about people's experience with suicide. Reducing Suicide explores the factors that raise a person's risk of suicide: psychological and biological factors including substance abuse, the link between childhood trauma and later suicide, and the impact of family life, economic status, religion, and other social and cultural conditions. The authors review the effectiveness of existing interventions, including mental health practitioners' ability to assess suicide risk among patients. They also present lessons learned from a variety of suicide prevention initiatives and identify barriers to effective research and treatment. This new volume will be of special interest to policy makers, administrators, researchers, practitioners, and journalists working in the field of mental health."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Magnitude of the problem -- Psychiatric and psychological factors -- Biological factors -- Childhood trauma -- Society and culture -- Medical and psychotherapeutic interventions -- Programs for suicide prevention -- Barriers to effective treatment and intervention -- Barriers to research and promising -- Findings and recommendations.

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"Every year, about 30,000 people die by suicide in the U.S., and some 650,000 receive emergency treatment after a suicide attempt. Often, those most at risk are the least able to access professional help. Reducing Suicide provides a blueprint for addressing this tragic and costly problem: how we can build an appropriate infrastructure, conduct needed research, and improve our ability to recognize suicide risk and effectively intervene." "Rich in data, this book strikes on intensely personal chord, featuring compelling quotes about people's experience with suicide. Reducing Suicide explores the factors that raise a person's risk of suicide: psychological and biological factors including substance abuse, the link between childhood trauma and later suicide, and the impact of family life, economic status, religion, and other social and cultural conditions. The authors review the effectiveness of existing interventions, including mental health practitioners' ability to assess suicide risk among patients. They also present lessons learned from a variety of suicide prevention initiatives and identify barriers to effective research and treatment. This new volume will be of special interest to policy makers, administrators, researchers, practitioners, and journalists working in the field of mental health."--Jacket.

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