Understanding Suicide's Allure: Steps to Save Lives by Healing Psychological Scars

by
Stanley Krippnerauthor
Linda Riebelauthor
Debbie Joffe Ellisauthor
Daryl S. Paulsonauthor
Understanding Suicide's Allure: Steps to Save Lives by Healing Psychological Scars

20210113

Praeger

Pages 360
Topics Alcoholism and Substance Abuse;Causes Associated with Prescribed Medications;Conventional and Unconventional Psychotherapies;Cultural Perspectives;Developmental Psychology;Evolutionary Psychology;Gender Studies;Humanistic and Existential Psychology;Psychology: Abnormal

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Understanding Suicide's Allure: Steps to Save Lives by Healing Psychological Scars

Author(s): Krippner, Stanley; Riebel, Linda; Joffe Ellis, Debbie; Paulson, Daryl;
Contributors: Krippner, Stanley; Riebel, Linda; Joffe Ellis, Debbie; Paulson, Daryl;
Abstract:

This book explains why suicide can be alluring to a person aiming to stop his or her traumatic pain—whether its source is bullying, sexual assault, war combat, or other PTSD-invoking events—and details approaches that can prevent suicide.

Suicide has been a taboo topic in Western culture. The mere mention of suicide sparks reactive responses that include medical, moral, spiritual, and religious debates. As a result, the authors open an important discussion here, offering an honest and non-judgmental examination of the many aspects involved in the nature of suicide, explaining that above all, people need to learn how to support those struggling with suicidal thoughts or to intercept their own suicidal thinking. The book also includes an extensive review and evaluation of the many available mental health treatments.

Special consideration is given to military suicides. U.S. soldier suicides exceed one per day and continue to rise in all military branches, while veteran suicide rates are even higher, averaging 17 per day. Communities, families, veterans, and service members are in need of tools and insights for coping with, navigating, and exposing the suicidal attitudes affecting many current and former members of the military.


  • Incorporates academic research, media coverage, and the authors' personal experiences
  • Includes topics associated with forms of suicide not widely addressed in other books, including evolutionary psychology, traumatic brain injury, prescription drug side-effects, and shamanism
  • Addresses suicide in the general population as well as within the cadre of some of the nation's newest veterans—those who served in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars

SortTitle: understanding suicide's allure: steps to save lives by healing psychological scars
Keyword(s): Alcoholism and Substance Abuse; Causes Associated with Prescribed Medications; Conventional and Unconventional Psychotherapies; Cultural Perspectives; Developmental Psychology; Evolutionary Psychology; Gender Studies; Humanistic and Existential Psychology; Psychology: Abnormal
Author Info:
Stanley Krippnerauthor
Linda Riebelauthor
Debbie Joffe Ellisauthor
Daryl S. Paulsonauthor
eISBN-13: 9781440862557
Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781440862557.jpg
Print ISBN-13: 9781440862540
Imprint: Praeger
Pages: 360
Publication Date: 20210113