Suicide Explained: The Australian Experience


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The first thorough study of the factors causing a tragic and major social and public health problem, this benchmark work creates a new synthesis between existing studies and new evidence. While giving due weight to psychogenic factors, Professor Hassan shows that suicidal behaviour has important symbolic content and is shaped by the same forces which influence and regulate the patterns of social life.

Written specifically to be accessible to the general reader, it will also be the basic text on the subject for academics, students and professional field-workers such as teachers, social workers and police.