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Explaining Suicide: Patterns, Motivations, and What Notes Reveal
Books Authored by Wright State Faculty/Staff
  • Cheryl L. Meyer, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Taronish H. Irani, Wright State University
  • Katherine A. Hermes
  • Betty Yung, Wright State University - Main Campus
Document Type
Book
Description

Explaining Suicide: Patterns, Motivations, and What Notes Reveal discusses top motivations for suicide, how they differ between note leavers and non-note leavers, and how we can use the information to create better prevention tactics.

As 15% to 40% of suicides leave suicide notes, a valuable clue to help unlock the motivation of the suicidal person, they are an integral tool for study. This book represents the first large scale analysis (1200+ subjects) of motivations for suicide across multiple ages in the same time period, 13% of whom left notes.

Publication Date
1-31-2017
Publisher
Academic Press
Citation Information
Cheryl L. Meyer, Taronish H. Irani, Katherine A. Hermes and Betty Yung. Explaining Suicide: Patterns, Motivations, and What Notes Reveal. Cambridge(2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cheryl_meyer/45/