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By Edwin S. Shneidman | Comments: ( 540 ) | Date: ( May 26, 2020 )

During the 20th century, hundreds of books were written on suicide, but only a few can be said to have stimulated their readers to a deeper and practical understanding of the topic Drawing on his than 60 years of experience, Edwin S Shneidman has gathered in one book 13 of the most thought provoking works of the century that offer invaluable insights on suicideDuring the 20th century, hundreds of books were written on suicide, but only a few can be said to have stimulated their readers to a deeper and practical understanding of the topic Drawing on his than 60 years of experience, Edwin S Shneidman has gathered in one book 13 of the most thought provoking works of the century that offer invaluable insights on suicide and on responses to it Comprehending Suicide begins with a brief history of the phenomenon Engaging reviews of the landmark publications open each chapter, and together the chapters reflect historical and literary, sociological, biological, psychiatric and psychological, or survivor and helping points of view Featured last is a lively discussion about Dr Sheidman s key beliefs after a lifetime of study This book serves a large audience, from those doing research, to those helping to prevent suicide through community intervention or clinical practice, to those who have touched suicide or who have been touched by it.


  • Title: Comprehending Suicide: Landmarks in 20th-Century Suicidology
  • Author: Edwin S. Shneidman
  • ISBN: 9781557987433
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Edwin S. Shneidman

Dr Edwin S Shneidman born c 1918 is a noted American suicidologist thanatologist He with co workers from the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center provided a major stimulus to research into suicide and its prevention He was the founder of the American Association of Suicidology and of the principal United States journal for suicide studies, Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior He is Professor of Thanatology Emeritus at the University of California and lives in Los Angeles.



Comments Comprehending Suicide: Landmarks in 20th-Century Suicidology

  • Mehwish Mughal

    This book is a recommendation of books by the most prominent voice from suicidology - Edwin Shneidman. He revolutionized the study of suicide by humanizing it. This book is divided in 13 parts, each part starts off with a review of another book followed by a chapter from that book. For someone like myself who is deeply interested in suicidology and who does not have a background in psychology, it has always been an ongoing challenge to find good books on that subject matter. Shneidman offers thi [...]


  • Rebecca Perry

    I read this book after a friend unexpectedly ended her life. It was a very informative read about different reasons why people choose suicide in various situations, but frankly it was a bit dry.


  • Sin Tien Tan

    A succinct summary of what constitutes suicidology. Though I wish it could be longer, I guess that would be beside its point.


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