Research, Theory, & Overviews 2017-09-06T05:26:52+00:00

Briggs, S., Lemma, A., & Crouch, W. (Eds.) (2008). Relating to self-harm and suicide: Psychoanalytic perspectives on practice, theory and prevention. New York: Routledge.

Campbell, D., & Hale, R. (2017). Working in the dark: Understanding the pre-suicide state of mind. New York: Routledge.

Clarke, R. V., & Lester, D. (2013). Suicide: closing the exits. Transaction Publishers.

Colt, G. H. (2006). November of the soul: The enigma of suicide. Simon and Schuster.

Cutcliffe, J. R., Santos, J., Links, P. S., Zaheer, J., Harder, H. G., Campbell, F., et al. (Eds.) (2014). Routledge international handbook of clinical suicide research. New York: Routledge.

Ellis, T. E. (Ed.). (2006). Cognition and suicide: Theory, research, and therapy (pp. 237-259). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Holmes, R. M. (2005). Suicide: Theory, practice, and investigation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Jacobs, D. & Brown, H. N. (Eds.). (1989). Suicide: Understanding and responding. Madison, CT: International Universities Press.

Jamison, K. R. (1999). Night falls fast: Understanding suicide. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Jaworski, K. (2014). The gender of suicide: Knowledge production, theory and suicidology. New York: Routledge.

Joiner, T. (2005). Why people die by suicide. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Joiner, T. (2011). Myths about suicide. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Joiner, T. (2014). The perversion of virtue: Understanding murder-suicide. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kumar, U. (2015). Suicidal behaviour: Underlying dynamics. New York: Routledge.

Maltsberger, J. T. & Goldblatt, M. J. (Eds.). (1996). Essential papers on suicide. New York: New York University Press.

Maris, R. W., Berman, A. L., & Silverman, M. M. (2000). Comprehensive textbook of suicidology. New York: Guilford Press.

Mishara, B., & Kerkhof, A. J. F. M. (Eds.). (2013). Suicide prevention and new technologies: Evidence based practice. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Nock, M. K. (Ed.). (2014). The Oxford handbook of suicide and self-injury. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Shneidman, E. (1985). Definition of suicide. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Shneidman, E. S. (1993). Suicide as psychache: A clinical approach to self-destructive behavior. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Shneidman, E. S. (1996). The suicidal mind. New York: Oxford University Press.

Shneidman, E. S. (2001). Comprehending suicide. Landmarks in 20th-century suicidology. American Psychological Association.

Shneidman, E. S. (2004). Autopsy of a suicidal mind. New York: Oxford University Press.

Stillion, J. M., & McDowell, E. E. (2015). Suicide across the life span: Premature exits. New York: Taylor & Francis.

Wasserman, D. (2016). Suicide: An unnecessary death (2nd Ed.) Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Webb, D. (2010). Thinking about suicide: Contemplating and comprehending the urge to die. PCCS Books.

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