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Making Sense of Suicide: An In-Depth Look at Why People Kill Themselves

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An introduction to the background and prevention of suicidal behaviors. For nurses, hospital staff, crisis workers, teachers, police, and other professionals likely to encounter those considering suicide. Softcover.
Paperback, 195 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Charles Press Pubs(PA)
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A sociological textbook of suicide. This does not discuss specific cases, only statistical trends, and what factors you should consider before you try to draw conclusions from the numbers.

I certainly didn't find this nearly as interesting as many other suicide books I've read, but it's short and pithy and good for someone who wants the basics of suicide and doesn't want to plow through November of the Soul: the Enigma of Suicide (640 pages) or Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide (448 pages).
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David Lester is the guitar player in the Vancouver, Canada based band Mecca Normal, as well as a painter, graphic designer and publisher at Get to the Point Press. Mecca Normal's lyrics are written and performed by Jean Smith, who explores themes of social injustice, feminism and anti-authoritarianism.

Lester met Mecca Normal bandmate Smith in 1981 while the two were working together at a Vancouver
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