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Suicide and Attempted Suicide: Methods and Consequences

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  75 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Too often attempted suicide leads to unintended consequences, because ignorance is deadly and desperation can be fatal. In this morally courageous book, Geo Stone sets out to diminish the lack of awareness about suicide, from the tragedy of teenage suicide to the debate over assisted suicide.
Paperback, 496 pages
Published August 12th 2001 by Da Capo Press (first published 1999)
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Natalie
In a few words, this is a how-to manual on suicide. More interestingly, the author also indicates what methods are best for suicidal gestures - the infamous "cries for help." The reader of this book will learn what to expect when hanging one's self, setting one's self on fire, jumping from a bridge, slitting one's wrists, inhaling carbon monoxide, shooting one's self, eating pills, and several other methods of suicide I hadn't even considered particularly valid. More importantly, the reader will ...more
Marie
Sep 13, 2007 Marie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who want to safely kill themselves
It's really not fair to give this book a 4 star rating indicating that "I really liked it." My 4 star rating is more in terms of how well written this book is. Seriously, if one is interested in ending one's life via suicide, this book is the resource needed. It details exactly what is needed for a variety of suicide methods and outlines the risks of each method. Very informative. Scarily informative.
Carlos Vazquez

Un libro extraño que me parece no se ha vuelto a editar y que compré hace mucho por curiosidad morbosa.
Pues trata ni más ni menos de las técnicas para suicidarse, sin apenas consideraciones filosóficas o morales de calado. El autor dice que es un experto en farmacología y modestamente, creo que lo que dice puede funcionar, pero ¿es lógico que se publique tal libro?
Opino que estamos en vísperas de una revolución médica colosal debido a la genética y bioquímíca, farmacología y otras ciencias, pe
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Tony Perry
Essential for anyone that wants clear choices. One of the most important books I've ever read.
Bill H.
Dec 21, 2011 Bill H. rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Callers to the suicide hotline I work at.
Shelves: suicide, favorites
A highly entertaining read. Aside from a detailed accounting of suicide methods, Stone outlines how to effectively stage a suicide gesture. Most reviews tend to overlook the harm reduction contained here and focus on the methods themselves, arguing that the book encourages suicide. It does nothing of the kind.
Jennifer
This book tackles suicide more honestly than any other I've come across. It actually discouraged me from killing myself, I'm not sure if this was the author's intent, but that's the effect it had on me. It's chock full of statistics/info. Very informative.
Krysten
This book is arguably more about assisted suicide than suicide in general.

When I first flipped through it I saw a lot of charts and statistics, which made me think/hope the book would have some insight as to who commits suicide and how and why, etc. I was hoping for case studies, but I got anecdotes instead. I was a bit shocked that so much of the book was devoted to comparing various suicide methods and the best ways to carry them out if one intends to die or to make a suicidal gesture/cry for
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Ummia Gina
Most of the other books I have read on the topic of suicide discuss behavior and causes with the emphasis on statistics and studies about suicidal behavior. The emphasis of this book is method of suicide. It goes into the details of how individuals have commuted suicide, what it takes to be successful in commuting suicide and what could happen if you fail. The book has a strong focus on assisted suicide.
Hari
In a few words, this is a how-to manual on suicide,More interestingly....
Sarah
Very informative
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