Examines suicidal behavior among children, compares child and adult suicide, discusses the development of the death concept, and looks at several cases.
Table of Contents
1. Children Who Don't Want to Live: Two Cases. 2. Adult Suicide: What Can It Tell Us About Suicide Among Children? 3. Suicide Among Children: Attempts, Threats, and Messages. 4. Children at Risk: Exploring the Links to Personality Traits. 5. Suicidal Behavior as a Response to Life Circumstances. 6. What Children Know and Feel About Death. 7. How Family Life Contributes to Child Suicide. 8. An Adolescent's Suicide: Family Dynamics and Childhood Origins. 9. Explaining Child Suicide: Several Theoretical Perspectives. 10. Attraction and Repulsion of Life and Death: A New Way of Understanding Suicidal Behavior. 11. What We Can Do for Suicidal Children: Assessment and Therapy.