Adolescents (see also Schools)

Berman, A. L., Jobes, D. A., & Silverman, M. M. (2006). Adolescent suicide: Assessment and intervention. American Psychological Association.

Brent, D. A., Poling, K. D., & Goldstein, T. R. (2011). Treating depressed and suicidal adolescents: A clinician’s guide. Guilford.

Cross, T. (2013). Suicide among gifted children and adolescents: Understanding the suicidal mind. Prufrock Press.

Edwards, L. M., & Ritter, M. K. (2013). Preventing adolescent depression and suicide among Latinas: Resilience research and theory. Springer.

Gutierrez, P. M., & Osman, A. (2008). Adolescent suicide: An integrated approach to the assessment of risk and protective factors. Cornell University Press.

Jurich, A. P. (2008). Family therapy with suicidal adolescents. Routledge.

King, C. A., Foster, C. E., & Rogalski, K. M. Teen suicide risk: A practitioner guide to screening, assessment, and management. Guilford.

King, R. A., & Apter, A. (2003). Suicide in children and adolescents. Cambridge University Press.

McDougall, T., Armstrong, M., & Trainor, G. (2011). Helping children and young people who self-harm: An introduction to self-harming and suicidal behaviours for health professionals. Routledge.

McEvoy, M. L., & McEvoy, A. W. (2000). Preventing youth suicide: A handbook for educators and human service professionals. Learning Publications.

Miller, A. L., Rathus, J. H., & Linehan, M. M. (2017). Dialectical behavior therapy with suicidal adolescents. Guilford.

Spirito, A., & Overholser, J. C. (2002). Evaluating and treating adolescent suicide attempters: From research to practice. Academic Press.

Wagner, B. M. (2009). Suicidal behavior in children and adolescents. Yale University Press.

African Americans

Poussaint, A. F., & Alexander, A. (2001). Lay my burden down: Suicide and the mental health crisis among African-Americans. Beacon Press.

Spates, K. (2014). What don’t kill us makes us stronger: African American women and suicide. Routledge.

Chronically Suicidal People

Paris, J. (2007). Half in love with death: Managing the chronically suicidal patient. Routledge.

Health Care

Bryan, C. J. (2010). Managing suicide risk in primary care. Springer Publishing Company.

Chehil, S., & Kutcher, S. P. (2012). Suicide risk management: A manual for health professionals. John Wiley & Sons.

Jails and Prisons

Dear, G. E. (2006). Preventing suicide and other self-harm in prison. Palgrave Macmillan.

Pratt, D. (2016). The prevention of suicide in prison: Cognitive behavioural approaches. Routledge.

Tartaro, C., & Lester, D. (2009). Suicide and self-harm in prisons and jails. Lexington Books.

Towl, G. J., & Crighton, D. A. (2017). Suicide in prisons: Prisoners’ lives matterWaterside Press.


Edwards, L. M., & Ritter, M. K. (2013). Preventing adolescent depression and suicide among Latinas: Resilience research and theory. Springer.

Zayas, L. H. (2013). Latinas attempting suicide: When cultures, families, and daughters collide. Oxford University Press.

Military & Veterans

Bateson, J. (2015). The last and greatest battle: Finding the will, commitment, and strategy to end military suicides. Oxford University Press.

Bongar, B., Sullivan, G., & James, L. (2017). Handbook of military and veteran suicide: Assessment, treatment, and prevention. Oxford University Press.

Bossarte, R. M. Veteran suicide: A public health imperative. American Public Health Association.

Leenaars, A. A. (2015). Suicide among the armed forces: Understanding the cost of service. Routledge.

Montgomery, V. (2009). Healing suicidal veterans: Recognizing, supporting, and answering their pleas for help. New Horizon Press.


Armitage, R. (2017). Police suicide: Risk factors and intervention measures. Routledge.

Baker, T. E. (2012). Police suicide: Prevention, assessment, and intervention.   Looseleaf Law Publications.

Hackett, D. P., & Violanti, J. M. (2003). Police suicide: Tactics for prevention. Charles C. Thomas Publisher.

Leenaars, A. A., & Lund, D. A. (2017). Suicide and homicide-suicide among police. Routledge.

Rufo, R. A. (Ed.) Police suicide: Is police culture killing our officers? CRC Press.

Racial and Ethnic Groups (see also African Americans; Latinos/Latinas)
Leong, F. T. L., & Leach, M. M. (Eds.) 2008. Suicide among racial and ethnic minority groups: Theory, research, and practice. Routledge.

Religious Settings

Mason, K. (2014). Preventing suicide: A handbook for pastors, chaplains, and pastoral counselors. Intervarsity Press.


Capuzzi, D. (2009). Suicide prevention in the schools: Guidelines for middle and high school settings. American Counseling Association. 

Erbacher, T. A., Singer, J. B., & Poland, S. (2014). Suicide in schools: A practitioner’s guide to multi-level prevention, assessment, intervention, and postvention. Routledge.

Juhnke, G. A., Granello, D. H., & Granello, P. F. (2010). Suicide, self-injury, and violence in the schools: Assessment, prevention, and intervention strategies. John Wiley & Sons.

Miller, D. N. (2011). Child and adolescent suicidal behavior: School-based prevention, assessment, and intervention. Guilford Press.

Rogers, A. M., & O’Brien, K. (2021). Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. Jossey-Bass.

Veterans (see Military above)

NOTE: I haven’t read all of these books, and a book’s inclusion in these lists is not necessarily a recommendation or endorsement.

Updated: August 22, 2021