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Explaining suicide : patterns, motivations, and what notes reveal / Cheryl L . Meyer, Taronish H. Irani, Katherine A. Hermes, Betty Yung.

Contributor(s): Meyer, Cheryl L | Irani, Taronish | Hermes, Katherine A | Yung, Betty.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, United Kingdom : Academic Press, 2017Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780128095799; 0128095792.Subject(s): Suicide -- Psychology | Suicide -- Risk factors | Suicidal behavior -- Risk factors | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General | MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine | MEDICAL -- Diseases | MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine | MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine | Suicidal behavior -- Risk factors | Suicide -- Psychology | Suicide -- Risk factors | Suicide -- psychology | Risk FactorsGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books.DDC classification: 616.85/8445 Online resources: Click Here-ScienceDirect eBooks (In-Campus Access) | Click Here-ScienceDirect eBooks (Off-Campus Access)
Contents:
Front Cover -- Explaining Suicide -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 The History and Theories of Suicide -- The History of Suicide -- Suicide From the Early Modern Period to the Post-Civil War Era -- Suicide From the Post-Civil War Era to the Present -- Theories of Suicide -- Psychache Theory -- Interpersonal Theory of Suicidal Behavior -- Thwarted Disorientation Contexts -- Cognitive Theories of Suicide -- Hereditary and Biological Theories of Suicide -- Studying Special Populations -- 2 Findings -- Deciphering 1280 Cases -- Suicide Notes -- Overall Structure of the Notes -- Content of the Notes -- Very Frequently Occurring Content in the Notes -- Love and Relationships -- Apology, Blame, and Forgiveness -- Escape -- Instructions -- Frequently Occurring Content -- God and Religion -- The Afterlife and the Morality of Suicide -- Advice -- Precipitating Events -- Less Frequently Occurring Content -- Emotions -- Future Studies -- Motivations -- 3 Suicide Motivated by Interpersonal Relationships -- Suicides Related to Intimate Partners -- Unrequited or Lost Love -- Abusive Relationships -- Unknown Cause -- Suicides Motivated by Other Interpersonal Relationships -- Murder-Suicide -- Conclusions -- 4 Escape as a Motivation for Suicide -- Escaping From Multiple Issues -- Escaping From Psychological Pain -- Escaping From Physical Pain -- Escaping from Legal and Financial Crises -- Legal Crises -- Financial Crises -- Conclusions -- 5 Grief and Failure -- Distinguishing Uncomplicated and Complicated Grief -- Quintessential Case of Bereavement -- Prevention and Intervention -- Failure -- Workplace Bullying: An Example of Complex A Failure -- Intervention -- Other Categories That Were Not Well Supported -- Guilt -- Alienation -- Altruism -- Conclusions -- 6 The Complexity of Suicide Motivation.
Chaos in Life and Intent to Die -- Interpersonal Relationships and Gender Dynamics -- Abusive Relationships -- A Comparison of Interpersonal Relationships -- Attitudes Toward Death -- Effect of Pain -- Reasons for Living -- Effect of Overwhelming Problems -- Conclusions -- 7 Severe Mental Illness -- Severe Persistent Mental Illness and A Suicide -- Depression -- Bipolar Disorder -- Schizophrenia -- Multiple Diagnoses -- Dementia -- Anxiety Disorders -- Miscellaneous Other Diagnoses -- Conclusions -- 8 The Intersection of Suicide and A Legal Issues -- Criminal Involvement -- Crimes Involving Substance Use, Abuse, or Addictions -- Driving Under the Influence -- Other Crimes -- Child Support -- Inmates and Suicide -- Conclusions Related to Criminal Involvement and Suicide -- Civil Issues -- Financial Issues-Foreclosure, Eviction, Bankruptcy -- It's All Relative -- Conclusions Related to Legal Involvement A and Suicide -- 9 Protective Factors and Resilience -- Factors That Lead to Longevity -- Factors That Lead to Lives Cut Short -- Death With Dignity -- Living With Thoughts of Death -- Protective Factors -- Resilience -- Conclusions -- 10 Conclusions and Implications -- Resources Already Available -- A National Agenda -- The Relationship Between Risk Factors and Motivations -- Societal Risk Factors: Opening the Dialogue Regarding Suicide and Mental Illness -- The Means Matter -- Health and First-Responder Systems Risk Factors -- Localizing the National Agenda -- Working at the Local Level to Help Families and Survivors -- A "Driver's Ed" Course for Suicide Prevention -- Caregivers -- Family Intervention -- A Partners-in-Health Approach as a Model for Those Hard to Help -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- Postscript -- To Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones to Suicide -- Appendix A: Detailed Methodology -- Appendix B: Coding Information -- References -- Index.
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Front Cover -- Explaining Suicide -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 The History and Theories of Suicide -- The History of Suicide -- Suicide From the Early Modern Period to the Post-Civil War Era -- Suicide From the Post-Civil War Era to the Present -- Theories of Suicide -- Psychache Theory -- Interpersonal Theory of Suicidal Behavior -- Thwarted Disorientation Contexts -- Cognitive Theories of Suicide -- Hereditary and Biological Theories of Suicide -- Studying Special Populations -- 2 Findings -- Deciphering 1280 Cases -- Suicide Notes -- Overall Structure of the Notes -- Content of the Notes -- Very Frequently Occurring Content in the Notes -- Love and Relationships -- Apology, Blame, and Forgiveness -- Escape -- Instructions -- Frequently Occurring Content -- God and Religion -- The Afterlife and the Morality of Suicide -- Advice -- Precipitating Events -- Less Frequently Occurring Content -- Emotions -- Future Studies -- Motivations -- 3 Suicide Motivated by Interpersonal Relationships -- Suicides Related to Intimate Partners -- Unrequited or Lost Love -- Abusive Relationships -- Unknown Cause -- Suicides Motivated by Other Interpersonal Relationships -- Murder-Suicide -- Conclusions -- 4 Escape as a Motivation for Suicide -- Escaping From Multiple Issues -- Escaping From Psychological Pain -- Escaping From Physical Pain -- Escaping from Legal and Financial Crises -- Legal Crises -- Financial Crises -- Conclusions -- 5 Grief and Failure -- Distinguishing Uncomplicated and Complicated Grief -- Quintessential Case of Bereavement -- Prevention and Intervention -- Failure -- Workplace Bullying: An Example of Complex A Failure -- Intervention -- Other Categories That Were Not Well Supported -- Guilt -- Alienation -- Altruism -- Conclusions -- 6 The Complexity of Suicide Motivation.

Chaos in Life and Intent to Die -- Interpersonal Relationships and Gender Dynamics -- Abusive Relationships -- A Comparison of Interpersonal Relationships -- Attitudes Toward Death -- Effect of Pain -- Reasons for Living -- Effect of Overwhelming Problems -- Conclusions -- 7 Severe Mental Illness -- Severe Persistent Mental Illness and A Suicide -- Depression -- Bipolar Disorder -- Schizophrenia -- Multiple Diagnoses -- Dementia -- Anxiety Disorders -- Miscellaneous Other Diagnoses -- Conclusions -- 8 The Intersection of Suicide and A Legal Issues -- Criminal Involvement -- Crimes Involving Substance Use, Abuse, or Addictions -- Driving Under the Influence -- Other Crimes -- Child Support -- Inmates and Suicide -- Conclusions Related to Criminal Involvement and Suicide -- Civil Issues -- Financial Issues-Foreclosure, Eviction, Bankruptcy -- It's All Relative -- Conclusions Related to Legal Involvement A and Suicide -- 9 Protective Factors and Resilience -- Factors That Lead to Longevity -- Factors That Lead to Lives Cut Short -- Death With Dignity -- Living With Thoughts of Death -- Protective Factors -- Resilience -- Conclusions -- 10 Conclusions and Implications -- Resources Already Available -- A National Agenda -- The Relationship Between Risk Factors and Motivations -- Societal Risk Factors: Opening the Dialogue Regarding Suicide and Mental Illness -- The Means Matter -- Health and First-Responder Systems Risk Factors -- Localizing the National Agenda -- Working at the Local Level to Help Families and Survivors -- A "Driver's Ed" Course for Suicide Prevention -- Caregivers -- Family Intervention -- A Partners-in-Health Approach as a Model for Those Hard to Help -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- Postscript -- To Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones to Suicide -- Appendix A: Detailed Methodology -- Appendix B: Coding Information -- References -- Index.

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