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1: Keith Hawton: Introduction and overview 2: Ping Qin, Esben Agerbo & Preben Bo Mortensen: Factors contributing to suicide: the epidemiological evidence from large-scale registers 3: David Gunnell: Time trends and geographic differences in suicide: implications for prevention 4: Stephen Platt, Stephen Pavis, Michael Sharpe & Fiona O'May: Contextual effects in suicidal behaviour: evidence, exploration and implications 5: J Mark G Williams, Catherine Crane, Thorsten Barnhofer & Danielle Duggan: Psychology and suicidal behaviour: elaborating the entrapment model 6: Kees van Heeringen: Psychobiological approaches to the predisposition to suicidal behaviour: implications for treatment and prevention 7: Andrej Marusic & Peter McGuffin: Interplay of genes and environment as contributory factors to suicidal behaviour 8: Lars Mehlum: Traumatic stress and suicidal behaviour: an important target for treatment and prevention 9: Louis Appleby, Nicola Swinson & Navneet Kapur: Making mental health services safer 10: Robert D Goldney: Risk factors for suicidal behaviour: translating knowledge into practice 11: Kay Jamison & Keith Hawton: The burden of suicide and clinical suggestions for prevention 12: Keith Hawton: Psychosocial treatments following attempted suicide: evidence to inform clinical practice 13: Yeates Conwell & Paul Duberstein: Suicide in older people: determinants of risk and opportunities for prevention 14: Herman M van Praag: The resistance of suicide: why have antidepressants not reduced suicide rates? 15: Ingeborg Rossow: Substance use and suicidal behaviour: associations and implications for prevention 16: Keith Hawton: Restriction of access to methods of suicide as a means of suicide prevention 17: Keith Hawton & Kathryn Williams: Media influences on suicidal behaviour: evidence and prevention 18: Jo Paton & Rachel Jenkins: Suicide and suicide attempts in prisons 19: Lakshmi Vijayakumar & Simon Armson: Volunteer perspectives on suicide prevention 20: Onja Grad: Suicide survivorship: an unknown journey from loss to gain - from individual to global perspectives

About the Author

Professor Keith Hawton DSc is the recipient of: 1995 Stengel Reseach Award by the International Association for Suicide Prevention 2001 Dublin Research Award by the American Association for Suicidology 2002 Research Award of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Reviews accessible book that will appeal to those working in the field and those with a more casual is a useful text with important ethical, societal and psychiatric messages. British Journal of Psychiatry, Vol 190 This is an excellent review of the important field of suicide and its prevention...It is a comprehensive account of a difficult multidisciplinary area, and the book indicates how these different people can cooperate in the general welfare of a group of disadvataged people, by no means entirely hopeless BMA Medical Book Competition 2006

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