Suicide Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Suicide.

  • 3 Student Essays
  • 11 Encyclopedia Articles
  • ...and more

Study Pack

The Suicide Study Pack contains:

Encyclopedia Articles (11)

2,128 words, approx. 8 pages
Suicide and Substance Abuse With 29,000 annual victims, SUICIDE is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States. Alcohol and illicit drugs are involved in about 50 percent of all suicide att... Read more
1,220 words, approx. 5 pages
Suicide and Substance Abuse Suicide is the eighth-leading cause of death in the United States. Each year 29,000 people take their own lives. About 50 percent of all suicide attempts involve alcohol an... Read more
5,887 words, approx. 20 pages
Suicide SUICIDE. The topic of religiously motivated suicide is a complex one. Several of the major religious traditions reject suicide as a religiously justifiable act but commend martyrdom; among the... Read more
1,097 words, approx. 4 pages
Suicide While actual reasons for suicide stem from complicated and often indeterminate causes, the public is left to sort out the implications of what Primo Levi calls this "noninstinctive, unn... Read more
1,967 words, approx. 7 pages
Suicide Each year an estimated thirty thousand Americans commit suicide. Several years ago, the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center profiled those individuals at greatest risk for suicide as elderly... Read more
5,677 words, approx. 19 pages
Suicide To many people, suicide—intentional self-murder—is an asocial act of a private individual, yet sociology grew out of Durkheim's argument ([1897] 1951) that suicide rates a... Read more
1,221 words, approx. 5 pages
Suicide/Suicidai Behavior Alternative terms: Deliberate self-harm The phenomenon of deliberate self-harm, often with a wish to die. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents, occur... Read more
5,847 words, approx. 20 pages
Suicide What role may a person play in the end of his or her own life? Is suicide wrong, always wrong, profoundly morally wrong? Or is it almost always wrong, but excusable in a few cases? Or is it so... Read more
18,402 words, approx. 62 pages
SUICIDE—CATASTROPHIC, HEARTBREAKING, and baffling—stands out as a large social issue. The tenth leading cause of death in the United States, suicide is indeed an urgent problem. About eigh... Read more
49,568 words, approx. 166 pages
Suicide is a serious problem that is becoming a national crisis. In 1997, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 30,535 Americans committed suicide. This is equivalent to one person ... Read more
60,517 words, approx. 202 pages
“Sometimes the most difficult thing in the world is to choose to endure life.” Edwin S. Shneidman, The Suicidal Mind,1996 In May 1996, the U.S. Navy’s top admiral, Jeremy “... Read more