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A little about me:

  • Chief of the Division of Psychology at Ellis Hospital
  • Clinical and Consulting Psychologist in practice over 30 years
  • Former President of the New York Psychological Association, and current Chair of the Legal and Legislative Committee.
  • Immediate Past-President and Chair of the Board of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists
  • Full Professor of Management and Psychology at Union Graduate College and Union College :: more


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Suicide and Mental Health

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in high schools and colleges. Delving into a topic of perennial interest and concern, particularly among teenagers, this important volume addresses the full range of issues relative to suicide and suggests ways to help those who struggle. While the risk of suicide is increasing across age groups, the good news is that with timely intervention, most suicides are preventable. Written primarily for high school and college students as well as for their teachers and parents, this guide combines relevant research and theories about suicide with current clinical thinking and approaches to diagnosis and treatment. Going beyond the clinical, the volume also explores suicide in history and in popular culture and examines relevant cultural, religious, moral, and ethical viewpoints. It looks at suicide among various demographic groups, probes psychological motivations and methods used, and discusses the controversy surrounding a person's right to die. What differentiates this work from others is that it covers the breadth of the subject but also considers issues in enough depth to make their importance and complexity clear. Readers will better understand the problem of suicide, its impact, and the approaches that can be used to prevent suicide and deal more effectively with at-risk individuals. :: more

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