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The suicidal mind, Edwin S. Schneidman

Label
The suicidal mind
Title
The suicidal mind
Statement of responsibility
Edwin S. Schneidman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. We meet Ariel, who set herself on fire; Beatrice, who cut herself with the intent to die; and Castro, a young man who meant to shoot his brains out but survived, horribly disfigured. These cases are presented in the person's own words to reveal the details of the suicidal drama, to show that the purpose of suicide is to seek a solution, to illustrate the pain at the core of suicide, and to isolate the common stressor in suicide: frustrated psychological needs. Throughout, Shneidman offers practical, explicit maneuvers to assist in treating a suicidal individual - steps that can be taken by concerned friends or family and professionals alike. Suicide is an exclusively human response to extreme psychological pain, a lonely and desperate solution for the sufferer who can no longer see any alternatives. In this landmark and elegantly written book, Shneidman provides the language, not only for understanding the suicidal mind, but for understanding ourselves. Anyone who has ever considered taking their own life, or knows someone who has, will find here a wealth of insights to help understand and to prevent suicide
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shneidman, Edwin S
Index
index present
LC call number
RC569
LC item number
.S385 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1996 G-513
  • HV 6545
NLM item number
S3595s 1996
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Zelfmoord
Label
The suicidal mind, Edwin S. Schneidman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 187 pages
Isbn
9780195103663
Lccn
95042071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33245347
  • (OCoLC)ocm33245347
Label
The suicidal mind, Edwin S. Schneidman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 187 pages
Isbn
9780195103663
Lccn
95042071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33245347
  • (OCoLC)ocm33245347

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