Handbook of Suicidal Behaviour

  • Updesh Kumar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxix
  2. Deconstructing the Phenomenon of Suicide

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Qingzhong Wang, Yogesh Dwivedi
      Pages 73-90
    3. Nicole A. Salman, Conrad J. Camit, Bruce Bongar
      Pages 121-137
    4. Mark Dechesne, Bryn Bandt-Law
      Pages 139-158
    5. Jonathan Matusitz
      Pages 159-177
  3. Risk Appraisal and Vulnerable Groups

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Sean M. Barnes, Sarra Nazem, Lindsey L. Monteith, Nazanin H. Bahraini
      Pages 181-201
    3. Bruce Bongar, Dana Lockwood, Danielle Spangler, Whitney Cowell
      Pages 203-219
    4. Leah Shelef, Neta Korem, Gil Zalsman
      Pages 221-237
    5. Charissa Hosseini, Jessica Walsh, Lisa M. Brown
      Pages 239-254
    6. Vsevolod A. Rozanov, Anastasiya S. Rakhimkulova
      Pages 267-285
    7. Jyoti Mishra Pandey, Barre Vijay Prasad, Preeti Mishra, Shobit Garg, Bholeshwar Prashad Mishra
      Pages 287-303
    8. Vimala Veeraraghavan
      Pages 305-327
    9. Philippe Courtet, Bénédicte Nobile, Jorge Lopez-Castroman
      Pages 329-347
    10. Pallavi Sinha, Amit Khanna, Prerna Khanna, Deepak Moyal, Shailesh Jha
      Pages 387-402
    11. Ayesha Saha, Samridhi Ahuja, Harsheeta, Updesh Kumar
      Pages 403-427
  4. Prevention, Intervention and Beyond

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 445-445
    2. Olfa Helene Mandhouj
      Pages 447-466
    3. Sean M. Barnes, Geoffrey P. Smith, Lindsey L. Monteith, Holly R. Gerber, Nazanin H. Bahraini
      Pages 485-504
    4. Bruce Bongar, Catherine Hausman, Gabrielle Agin-Liebes
      Pages 523-541
    5. Kathryn Maslowski, Kristen Vescera, Bruce Bongar
      Pages 543-557

About this book


This essential reference volume in the field of suicidology brings forth leading-edge conceptualizations of suicidal behavior by including emerging trends and recent research advances in the field across the globe. It highlights the various trajectories of suicidal behavior, emphasizing the psyche behind attempting suicide, identifying vulnerable groups, and bridging the gap between theoretical underpinnings and application for addressing the aftermath of suicide. The handbook delineates research progress on risk assessment among vulnerable groups of varied milieu. Furthermore, cognizant of the cross-cultural approaches and perspectives in interpreting suicidal behavior, it introduces various avenues of change and well-being. It also addresses important concerns related to terrorism and suicide in the armed forces. 

The field of research on suicidal behavior is rather fragmented due to its complex nature. This handbook is a comprehensive repository of the latest research synergized with theoretical conceptualizations that paves the way for newer approaches towards management and prevention of suicidal behavior. This volume includes contributions by eminent authors across the globe, and is a must-have resource for scholars, academics and professionals in the areas of mental health and social work.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Updesh Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Defence Institute of Psychological ResearchDefence Research and Development OrganizationDelhiIndia

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