Reducing the Toll of Suicide

Resources for Communities, Groups, and Individuals

Edited by: Diego De Leo, Vita Poštuvan

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An inspiring volume on the prevention of suicide and suicidal behaviour:

  • Packed with the latest international research
  • New ideas for interventions – for individuals, groups and communities
  • Presents models for understanding suicide
  • Explores ethical issues

More about the book

The carefully selected chapters in this volume provide food for thought to practitioners, researchers, students and all those who come into contact with the tragedy of suicide, with the hope of stimulating new ideas and interventions in the difficult fight against suicidal behaviours.

This is the second book based on the Intuition, Imagination and Innovation – TRIPLE i in Suicidology international conferences, which are organised annually by the Slovene Center for Suicide Research in memory of the late Prof. Andrej Marušic with the aim of promoting intuition, imagination and innovation in the research and prevention of suicide and suicidal behaviour.

In five parts, the internationally renowned team of authors summarises the research looking at:

  • Understanding individuals (assessing risk in older adults and psychotherapy with suicidal patients),
  • Understanding the groups at risk of suicide (including youth, people in prison, men, and people with mood disorders),
  • Understanding the role of community (including the Papageno effect, technology-based and collaborative approaches to prevention, as well as bereavement),
  • Models of understanding suicide (including the integrated motivational-volitional model of suicidal behaviour and the hot air balloon model of risk factors for suicide), and
  • Understanding the unique ethical and methodological issues associated with research in this field.

From the reviews

De Leo and Poštuvan have synthesized an abundance of information into a well-organized book. In doing so, they have made the important topic of reducing the toll of suicide accessible to readers. As an early career researcher, the book has proven to be a valuable resource, orienting me to the latest innovations in the field – I believe it has much to offer in the way of insight and knowledge gain.
Nicole T. M. Hill, Telethon Kids Institute, Nedlands, WA, Australia; Orygen, Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne Parkville, VIC, Australia, in Crisis, vol. 41, July 2020

"Strongly recommended!
This is an extremely worthwhile contribution to the field and comes at a most opportune time. Clinicians, researchers, and students will benefit from the rich material and thought-provoking discussions. Those in the mental health professions, psychologists, and psychiatrists will benefit the most from the wealth of knowledge in this book.
The rising rates of suicide across the general population as well as within the ranks of the military and first responders is cause for concern. This book examines suicide risk across various groups, including understanding the role the community plays, and presents worthwhile discussions about models for understanding suicide. All of the authors are experts and well regarded in their respective fields."

Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM, FAAETS in Doody's Reviews, May 2020

“[The book] presents up-to-date and original knowledge about specific at-risk groups, and treatment and prevention strategies. [A]uthored by world-leading experts, the book offers food for thought on how to better understand and prevent suicide. It will be of interest for researchers, students and clinicians working in the field of suicide prevention.”
Karl Andriessen, PhD, Centre for Mental Health School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia, in the IASP Newsletter, March 2020

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