Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of People provides a psychometric analysis of various aspects associated with suicidal risk assessment to understand the suicidal personality and predict suicidal behavior. It includes articles by experts in the field covering suicide research carried out globally. The collection is divided into two sections—the first focuses on the theoretical issues and the second on the applied and practical issues related to suicidal behavior among specific populations.
- Addresses the diverse aspects of the problem in various socio-cultural contexts
- Offers prevention strategies, along with analyses of varied paradigms of suicidal behavior, for the benefit of mental health practitioners and researchers
- Provides a focused discussion on specific population
- Presents a comprehensive review of research in the field
- Reviews of suicide risk assessment tools
The discussion begins with a contextualization of the psychological factors implicated in the aetiology of suicidal behavior with the help of a biopsychosocial model and is followed by an empirical analysis. The theoretical issues are then examined from various perspectives. Some articles also focus on people-at-risk, including individuals suffering from substance abuse and bipolar disorders, security personnel, adolescents, etc.
This compilation will serve as a supplementary reader for students of psychology, psychiatry, psychiatric social work and counseling. It will also be useful for mental health professionals as well as those undertaking research on suicide.