Why Suicide? : Questions and Answers about Suicide, Suicide Prevention, and Coping with the Suicide of Someone You Know

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-08-24
  • Publisher: Harpercollins
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Without judgment, Why Suicide? offers lucid, thoughtful, and comprehensive answers to hundreds of questions about this complex and painful issue, examining the facts and figures and myths and rumours, shedding much-needed light on all aspects of suicide. Offering frank insight on everything you've always wanted-and needed-to know about suicide, attempted suicide, and assisted suicide, including: What is the impact of a suicide on families? Who is most likely to take his or her life? What are some of the most common myths about suicide? What does the Bible say about suicide? Is it against the law to help someone kill himself? Do life insurance issues have anything to do with why people don't want suicide to be the official cause of death?

Author Biography

Eric Marcus is the author of several books and coauthor of Breaking the Surface, the number one New York Times bestselling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis. Visit the author online at www.eremarcus.com and www.whysuicidebook com.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
The Basicsp. 1
How?p. 51
Teen/Youth Suicidep. 58
Suicide and the Elderlyp. 72
Attempted Suicidep. 83
Prevention and Treatmentp. 94
Surviving Suicide: Coping with the Suicide of Someone You Knowp. 119
Appendixp. 209
Selected Bibliographyp. 217
Indexp. 221
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