Summary

"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."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved