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Suicide and self-harm / editor: Justin Healey
Bib ID 1679874
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Description Rozelle, N.S.W. : Spinney Press, 2002 
44 p. : il1. ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 1876811757 (paperback)
Series

Issues in society (Balmain, N.S.W.) ; v. 166.

Summary

Suicide is a tragedy which occurs all too often and which can prevented. This book examines Australia's suicide rate and focuses on the groups most at risk - young people; middle-aged men; Aboriginal people; gays and lesbians; people from rural and remote communities; and the elderly. This book also explores the risk factors and warning signs for people who self-harm, and for those who attempt suicide; the myths of suicide; treatments for depression; understanding suicide and developing prevention strategies; and how to deal with the grief of losing someone who has taken their own life.

Full contents
  • Chapter 1. Suicide in Australia: Suicide: mortality and morbidity; Suicide - 41,000 in 20 years; Injuries and deaths due to external causes; Prevalence of mental disorders and self-harm; Suicide trends among selected groups; Suicide facts; Divorced men head suicide list; Suicide in old age; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide; Youth suicide in Australia; More young Australians are killing themselves; Healthy, happy young people don't suicide, do they?; He seemed such a normal boy ...
  • Chapter 2. Suicide - Understanding and Prevention: What causes people to commit suicide?; What are the suicide risk factors?; Depression can affect anyone, at any time; Myths about suicide; The myths of suicide; What is self-harm?; Suicide warning signs; Suicide prevention: what you can do; Suicide intervention: how can I help?; Suicide strategy: don't mention the word; When someone takes their own life: help for bereavement and grief; Grief after suicide.
 
Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 44.

Secondary and tertiary students and teachers.

Subjects Suicide.  |  Suicide.  |  Suicide -- Prevention & control.  |  Suicide -- Prevention.  |  Suicide victims -- Psychology.
Other authors/contributors Healey, Justin

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