Prevention and Treatment of Suicidal Behaviour
From Science to Practice
Edited by Keith Hawton
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Prevention and Treatment of Suicidal Behaviour by Keith Hawton
Book DescriptionWorldwide, at least 1 million people die by suicide each year and many millions more attempt suicide. However, suicide has been increasingly recognised as a preventable problem in many cases. Because of this, and the rising rates of suicide in young people, many countries have established national suicide prevention strategies. These include the United Kingdom, the USA, Scandinavian countries, other countries in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. There is also increasing emphasis on the treatment of suicidal people and those who have made suicide attempts. In order to be effective it is imperative that strategies for treatment and prevention are based on sound scientific evidence. In this book leading figures from psychiatry, psychology, epidemiology, public health, and social medicine bring together the research evidence concerning the key elements in suicide prevention and treatment of suicidal behaviour and translate it into implications for practical action. This includes social and public health policy as well as clinical practice. The book draws together the evidence relevant to treatment and prevention, and uses this in order to highlight the most effective approaches. The range of initiatives covered is wide, reflecting the complex nature of suicide and hence the need for a range of approaches. This book will be an essential source for anyone concerned with the design and implementation of effective suicide prevention strategies, including clinicians working with individual patients, strategic policy makers, and researchers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198529750
(242mm x 163mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 22-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Keith Hawton
By Their Own Young Hand, Paperback (June 2006)
The authors identify the risk and protective factors for self-harm, exploring why some adolescents with suicidal thoughts go on to harm themselves while others do not, what motivates some young people to seek help, and whether distressed teenagers feel they receive the support they need.
Prevention and Treatment of Suicidal Behaviour, Paperback (September 2005)
Brings together the evidence concerning the key elements in suicide prevention and treatment of suicidal behaviour, and translates it into implications for practical action. This book is useful for those concerned with the design and implementation of effective suicide prevention strategies, including clinicians, and strategic policy makers.
Deliberate Self-Harm in Adolescence, Paperback (June 2004)
The authors discuss risk factors for self-harm, including depression, substance abuse and antisocial behaviour, and critically examine key screening instruments that can be used to assess risk. They describe how suicidal behaviour can be managed and prevented, and look at the effectiveness of aftercare treatment for those who self-harm.
International Handbook of Suicide and Attempted Suicide, Paperback (July 2002)» View all books by Keith Hawton
Written by an international group of contributors, this book provides comprehensive and authoritative material on treating and preventing suicidal behavior. Research is focused on the efficacy of the treatment and prevention of suicidal behavior and national prevention programs that exist in a limited number of countries.
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Author Biography - Keith Hawton
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
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