Edited by: Armin Schmidtke, Unni Bille-Brahe, A. J. F. M. Kerkhof, Diego De Leo
Suicide and suicidal behaviour are a major problem in many countries around the world, and the differences between countries provide vital information for determining the most effective strategies for suicide prevention. The WHO/EURO Multicentre Study on Suicidal Behaviour is one of the largest ever research endeavors looking into the epidemiology, causes, and prevention of suicidal behavior, and has over the past years started to produce important and highly relevant results. Containing chapters from each of the participating centers from around Europe, this book brings together and summarizes the most significant findings with regard to the magnitude of the problem, its causes, and possible approaches to prevention - findings which could be of benefit not just in Europe but also in North America and around the world.
A vital source of up-to-the-minute information from one of the most important studies in the world on suicidal behavior, this book is a must for all those concerned with suicide research and prevention, as well as epidemiology and public health policy.
"..a valuable reference book for any researcher, psychologist, sociologist, or public health expert working on the topic of suicide"
Brigitte Khoury in
PsycCRITIQUES - Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books 2005 Vol. 50
"The book begins with a stellar 28-page integrated review of suicide and suicide attempt trends...
"This book will appeal to students of suicidal behavior and those interested in developing regional or national suicide prevention programs on the bedrock of documented risk factors.
"...an extraordinary wealth of information."
David C. Clark, PhD (Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center) in Doody's Book Review