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Welcome to the Polk State College library guide for suicide research topics. Below you will find suggested books/ebooks and recommended databases. If you need help, click the link for Ask a Librarian.
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Exceeding previously available studies in both scope and depth, the two-volume "Suicide: A Global Issue" explores and explains both why suicides and suicide attempts occur and what can be done to prevent them. The first volume, "Understanding," considers factors that may play into the choice to take one's life, discussing forces as varied as culture, psychology, religion, and biology. The second volume, "Prevention," covers steps that can be taken to prevent suicide, whether individually or by society as a whole.
Suicide and Mental Health by
Publication Date: 2014-10-01
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.
Preventing College Student Suicide by
Publication Date: 2013-04-15
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students. Further, one in ten college students has considered suicide in the past year. Experts have called for a comprehensive, systemic approach to campus suicide prevention that addresses both at-risk groups and the general campus population. Since 2005, 138 colleges and universities have received funding under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act to develop and implement campus suicide prevention programs. This volume highlights successful strategies implemented by grantee campuses. These approaches can serve as models to address student suicide and prevention on other campuses. This is the 141st volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly series. An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals, New Directions for Student Services offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (HV6545 .B43 2015 )
Publication Date: 2015-03-01
Dr Pat Devitt and Derek Beattie explore suicide in different cultures and historical periods, survey various public-policy approaches to the subject (looking at what works and what doesn't), investigate links between economic performance and suicide, and provide an in-depth examination of suicide prevention. They also look at the impact of media portrayals of suicide. Finally, they offer practical advice to those dealing with suicide and its aftermath.
Teen Suicide by
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (HV6546 .T422 2014)
Publication Date: 2014-01-30
Explores the causes of suicide, which teens are most at risk of suicide, and ways to prevent suicide. Teen suicide is a major health problem / Michiko Otsuki, Tia Kim, Paul Peterson -- Suicide myths hamper preventive efforts / Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network -- Bullying increases the risk of teen suicide / Michael Ollove -- Bullying and suicide: the dangerous mistake we make / Katherine Bindley -- Native American youth face an increased risk of suicide / Dolores Subia BigFoot -- Cultural programs will combat suicide among Native American youth / Mary Annette Pember -- Volatile mix: kids at risk for suicide can get guns / Maggie Fox -- Gay teens face an increased risk of suicide / Randy Dotinga -- Teens with Asperger's syndrome may attempt suicide / Tony Attwood -- Monitored antidepressant use can help prevent teen suicide / National Institute of Mental Health -- Suicide clusters and contagion / Frank J. Zenere -- Internet use affects teen suicide risk in positive and negative ways / Tony Durkee et al.
Understanding Suicide: exposing the world of pain within the suicide box by
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (HV6548.I73 C67 2015)
Publication Date: 2015-09-28
Suicide kills more Americans every year than car crashes. It continues to be deeply misunderstood by many people, not least those directly bereaved. Tony Walsh and Lucy Costigan present a new approach to understanding suicide, which looks beyond t
Farewell to the World by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (HV6545 .B24513 2015 )
Publication Date: 2015-10-05
What drives a person to take his or her own life? Why would an individual be willing to strap a bomb to himself and walk into a crowded marketplace, blowing himself up at the same time as he kills and maims the people around him? Does suicide or 'voluntary death' have the same meaning today as it had in earlier centuries, and does it have the same significance in China, India and the Middle East as it has in the West? How should we understand this distressing, often puzzling phenomenon and how can we explain its patterns and variations over time? In this wide-ranging comparative study, Barbagli examines suicide as a socio-cultural, religious and political phenomenon, exploring the reasons that underlie it and the meanings it has acquired in different cultures throughout the world.
Health Reference Center Academic Contains up-to-date information on a complete range of health care topics. This database includes full-text periodicals, reference books, and pamphlets, as well as hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context The premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed differing views present each side of an issue, allowing you to draw your own valid conclusions.
Academic Search Complete Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.
Health and Wellness Resource Center This comprehensive consumer health resource, provides accurate, authoritative information on a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative and complementary medical practices. Designed for researchers at all levels, its intuitive interface provides multiple pathways to information including alternative medicine.
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