Book - Parent/Child
"In The Suicidal Mind, Dr. Shneidman has written a groundbreaking work which brims with insight into the suicidal impulse and with helpful suggestions on how to counteract it. Shneidman presents a bold and simple premise: the main cause of suicide is psychological pain or "psychache." Thus the key to preventing suicide is not so much the study of the structure of the brain, or the study of social statistics, or the study of mental diseases, as it is the direct study of human emotions. To treat a suicidal individual, we need to identify, address, and reduce the individual's psychache. Shneidman shares with the reader his knowledge, both as a clinician and researcher, of the psychological drama that plays itself out in the suicidal mind through the exploration of three moving case studies. ..." -From the Publisher
School Age (6-12), Adolescence (13-21), Adulthood (22+)
Edwin S. Shneidman
1998 Oxford University Press; Reprint edition
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