The Encyclopedia of Suicide (Facts on File Library of Health and Living)

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The Encyclopedia of Suicide, Second Edition presents the latest information about the grim phenomenon that robs society of productive lives and leaves family and friends scarred for life. Entries have been revised to include up-to-date information drawn from the newest research and statistics. All new entries cover recent topics and developments in the field of suicidology, including suicide and the law, gender differences in suicide, school violence and suicide, and terrorism and suicide.
Appendixes include listings of associations, government agencies, suicide prevention agencies, and crisis hot lines in the United States and a table of international suicide rates. Readers will find additional sources of information in a complete bibliography and detailed index. The Encyclopedia of Suicide is a vital reference for anyone dealing with suicide personally or professionally.

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In the decade from 1990 to 1999 more than 300,000 people in the U.S and 8 million people worldwide died by their own hands. The second edition of The Encyclopedia of Suicide is a comprehensive A-Z introduction to suicide from ancient times to the present. It is a heavily expanded, updated, and revised edition of the 1988 encyclopedia, reflecting the most current data available. Among the compilers are a former member of the American Association of Suicidology and the director of the L.A. Suicide Prevention Center.

The entries deal with a wide range of issues, such as causes, history, and psychology of suicide. Length varies from a short paragraph to as much as a page. Entries cover such individuals as Herbert Hendin, the medical director of the American Suicide Foundation, and Herodotus, the Greek historian who describes the custom of institutional suicide in which a man's widows vie for the honor of being the deceased's most loved. Also included are organizations such as the Voluntary Euthanasia Society and Survivors of Loved Ones Suicide, plus topics like survivor guilt and biblical suicides. New entries cover topics such as gender differences, suicide bombers, school violence and suicide, and ethnicity and suicide. Appendixes provide a listing of associations, government agencies, suicide prevention agencies, and crisis hotlines in the U.S. plus a table showing international suicide rates. The short bibliography mostly references materials that are new since the previous edition. The index is detailed. This revision is recommended for academic, high-school, and public libraries. RBB
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Similar in organization to Robert O'Brien and Sidney Cohen's Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse ( LJ 9/15/84), this encyclopedia contains over 500 entries, simply written for the layperson. There's also a historical overview and appendixes listing suicide rates, methods, associations, and hotlines. To increase accessibility, co-authors Evans (a journalist) and Farberow (a director of the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center) include ample cross-references. Generally the comprehensive and current information examines the philosophical, religious, and psychological aspects of the subject, but much material relates to the arts, especially literature. Highly recommended; larger public libraries may want two copiesfor browsing and for reference.Janice Arenofsky, formerly with Arizona State Lib., Phoenix
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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