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A Free People's Suicide

By Os Guinness
  • ISBN Code: : 0830866825
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
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Cultural observer Os Guinness argues that the American experiment in freedom is at risk. Guinness calls us to cultivate the essential civic character needed for ordered liberty and sustainable freedom. True freedom requires virtue, which in turn requires faith. Only within the framework of what is true, right and good can freedom be found.

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A provocative look at research and practice in suicide prevention - a must read for all concerned.

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  • Pdf File: reducing-suicide.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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, the book also strikes an intensely personal chord, featuring compelling quotes about people’s experience with suicide. The book 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 present lessons learned from the Air Force suicide prevention program and other prevention initiatives. And they 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.

Handbook of Youth Suicide Prevention

By Regina Miranda,Elizabeth L. Jeglic
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030824659
  • Total of Pages : 449
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 637
  • Pdf File: handbook-of-youth-suicide-prevention.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This handbook examines research on youth suicide, analyzes recent data on suicide among adolescents, and addresses the subject matter as a serious public health concern. The book explores the research on youth suicide, examining its causes, new and innovative ways of determining suicide risk, and evidence-based intervention and prevention strategies. In addition, it focuses on specific under-studied populations, including adolescents belonging to ethnic, racial, and sexual minority groups, youth involved in the criminal justice system, and adolescents in foster care. The book discusses how culturally informed and targeted interventions can help to decrease suicide risk for these populations. Key areas of coverage include: Early childhood adversity, stress, and developmental pathways of suicide risk. The neurobiology of youth suicide. Suicide, self-harm, and the media. Assessment of youth suicidal behavior with explicit and implicit measures. Suicide-related risk among immigrant, ethnic, and racial minority youth. LGBTQ youth and suicide prevention. Psychosocial treatments for ethnoculturally diverse youth with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Technology-enhanced interventions and youth suicide prevention. The Handbook of Youth Suicide Prevention is an essential resource for researchers, professors, graduate students as well as clinicians, therapists, and other professionals in developmental psychology, social work, public health, pediatrics, family studies, child and adolescent psychiatry, school and educational psychology, and all interrelated disciplines.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Children and Mental Health [2 volumes]

By Frederick T. Leong,Linda Juang,Desiree B. Qin,Hiram E. Fitzgerald
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313383014
  • Total of Pages : 518
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 537
  • Pdf File: asian-american-and-pacific-islander-children-and-mental-health-2-volumes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This first-of-its-kind, two-volume set examines physical, psychological, social, and environmental factors that undermine—or support—healthy development in Asian American children. • Contributions from top scholars/researchers in the field nationwide

Suicide in Schools

By Terri A. Erbacher,Jonathan B. Singer,Scott Poland
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135074526
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 831
  • Pdf File: suicide-in-schools.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Suicide in Schools provides school-based professionals with practical, easy-to-use guidance on developing and implementing effective suicide prevention, assessment, intervention and postvention strategies. Utilizing a multi-level systems approach, this book includes step-by-step guidelines for developing crisis teams and prevention programs, assessing and intervening with suicidal youth, and working with families and community organizations during and after a suicidal crisis. The authors include detailed case examples, innovative approaches for professional practice, usable handouts, and internet resources on the best practice approaches to effectively work with youth who are experiencing a suicidal crisis as well as those students, families, school staff, and community members who have suffered the loss of a loved one to suicide. Readers will come away from this book with clear, step-by-step guidelines on how to work proactively with school personnel and community professionals, think about suicide prevention from a three-tiered systems approach, how to identify those who might be at risk, and how to support survivors after a traumatic event--all in a practical, user-friendly format geared especially for the needs of school-based professionals.

Growing Old in America

By Beth B. Hess,Elizabeth Warren Markson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Book Code : 9781412824859
  • Total of Pages : 618
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 987
  • Pdf File: growing-old-in-america.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Modern industrial societies are characterized by long-term declines in fertility and steady increases in life expectancy. Together, these trends result in an aging population. The United States is no exception; since 1969 the median age has risen from 29.4 to a projected 36.4 in the year 2000. This fourth edition of the standard reader on the sociology of aging has been completely revised, with 90 percent new material, to reflect new information and new issues in this rapidly developing field. Students and practicing professionals will find it a lively, accessible overview.

Kaiten

By Michael Mair,Joy Waldron
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698146425
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : History
  • Members : 206
  • Pdf File: kaiten.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In November 1944, the U.S. Navy fleet lay at anchor deep in the Pacific Ocean, when the oiler USS Mississinewa exploded. Japan’s secret weapon, the Kaiten—a manned suicide submarine—had succeeded in its first mission. The Kaiten was so secret that even Japanese naval commanders didn’t know of its existence. And the Americans kept it secret as well. Embarrassed by the attack, the U.S. Navy refused to salvage the sunken Mighty Miss. Not until 2001, when a diving team located the wreck, would survivors learn what really happened. In Kaiten, Michael Mair and Joy Waldron tell the full story, from newly revealed secrets of the Kaiten development and training schools to gripping firsthand accounts of U.S. Navy survivors in the wake of the attack, as well as the harrowing recovery efforts that came later. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts

By Caitlyn Miller
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Book Code : 1502646196
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Members : 620
  • Pdf File: dealing-with-suicidal-thoughts.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Between 2006 and 2016, the teen suicide rate in America increased by 70 percent. Suicide has become one of the leading causes of death for American teens, and many young people must contend with their own suicidal thoughts alongside the life-shattering consequences of classmates, friends, and family members dying by suicide. This must-have volume is filled with resources for how to manage depression and suicidal impulses, as well as how to heal from the terrible tragedy of losing someone to suicide.

The Virgin Suicides

By Jeffrey Eugenides
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Book Code : 0307401936
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 782
  • Pdf File: the-virgin-suicides.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First published in 1993, The Virgin Suicides announced the arrival of a major new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the five Lisbon sisters—beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the neighborhood boys—commit suicide one by one over the course of a single year. As the boys observe them from afar, transfixed, they piece together the mystery of the family’s fatal melancholy, in this hypnotic and unforgettable novel of adolescent love, disquiet, and death. Jeffrey Eugenides evokes the emotions of youth with haunting sensitivity and dark humor and creates a coming-of-age story unlike any of our time. Adapted into a critically acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides is a modern classic, a lyrical and timeless tale of sex and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburban middle-American life.

Physician-Assisted Suicide

By Susan M. Behuniak,Arthur G. Svenson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Book Code : 1461705177
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 782
  • Pdf File: physician-assisted-suicide.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Whether competent, terminally ill patients have a right to die with the assistance of their physicians or whether state and national governments have legitimate interests in forbidding the exercise of this right are the central questions around which this book revolves. In either case, essential constitutional issues as well as ethical and medical reflections enter the debate. This book, blending original sources and expert commentary, prepares its readers to enter the discussion by providing an accessible and concise introduction to the law and politics of physician-assisted suicide. Its timely appearance also sets the stage for understanding future state referenda, court decisions, legislation, and executive orders expected in 2002 and beyond.

Multicultural Approaches to Health and Wellness in America [2 volumes]

By Regan A. R. Gurung
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440803501
  • Total of Pages : 672
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 243
  • Pdf File: multicultural-approaches-to-health-and-wellness-in-america-2-volumes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Led by a UCLA-trained health psychologist, a team of experts describes non-traditional treatments that are quickly becoming more common in Western society, documenting cultural variations in health and sickness practices to underscore the diversity among human society. • Provides a thorough exploration of different approaches to health—such as Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, and Native American medicine—written by interdisciplinary teams of authors and subject experts • Dedicates multiple chapters to the health practices and specific challenges of specific minority groups such as Latinos, African Americans, and Asian Americans • Demonstrates the diversity of world views regarding health that falls outside of the Western definition: the absence of disease • Documents the inherent role of immigration and acculturation in health disparities • Supplies clear, carefully considered prescriptions for achieving cultural competence