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Cry of Pain: Understanding Suicide and Self-Harm
Any person grieving for someone who has committed suicide copes with a question that can never be answered: Why? In this enlightening book, directed at the lay person and professional alike, a clinical psychologist draws on the latest research to explore suicide from all aspects: its history, changing sociological patterns, psychiatric and psychological factors, and moral ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Penguin
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I read this book in preparation for an analytical literature review for my Social Problems course, and I was pleasantly surprised by my level of curiosity as I flipped the pages. This book is an insightful, descriptive and educational insight into the world of suicide and the implications of self-harm. EVERYONE WHO KNOWS SOMEONE WITH DEPRESSION SHOULD READ THIS BOOK! I learned more than I even thought I could, and feel even more confident helping friends who struggle with the various topics cove ...more
J. Mark G. Williams, D Phil, is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and Wellcome Principal Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Experimental Psychology. He has held previous posts at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, the Medical Research Council Applied Psychology Unit (now Cognition and Brain Sciences U ...more