Suicide Prevention

A Practical Guide for the Practitioner

  • Tatiana Falcone
  • Jane Timmons-Mitchell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tatiana Falcone, Migle Staniskyte, Fernando Espi Forcen, Jaime Vengoechea
      Pages 3-21
    3. Mariela Herrera
      Pages 23-52
    4. Tatiana Falcone, Migle Staniskyte, Jane Timmons-Mitchell
      Pages 53-69
  3. Special Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Elizabeth C. Lanzillo, Lisa M. Horowitz, Maryland Pao
      Pages 73-107
    3. Youssef Mahfoud, Michael Ignatowski
      Pages 109-118
    4. Jana E. Jones, Jessica M. Bordenave
      Pages 119-142
    5. Jennifer K. Lehmann, Xavier F. Jimenez
      Pages 143-151
  4. Medical Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Alexander D. Smith, Meghan D. M. Fondow, Elizabeth A. Zeidler Schreiter
      Pages 155-171
    3. Karolina Mlynek, Christopher Sola, Naveed Khokhar
      Pages 173-189
    4. Fernando Espí Forcén, Juan R. Jaramillo
      Pages 191-202
  5. Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Clare C. Mitchell, Jeanne M. Lackamp
      Pages 217-228
    3. Glenn Albright, Jane Timmons-Mitchell, Jeremiah McMillan
      Pages 229-250
    4. Farah Munir, Sarah Nagle-Yang, Cathleen Cerny
      Pages 265-283
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 303-311

About this book


The book begins by establishing the neurobiology of suicide before discussing the populations at risk for suicide and the various environments where they may present.  The book addresses the epidemiology, including groups at heightened risk; etiology, including several types of risk factors; prevention, including large-scale community-based activities; and postvention, including the few evidence-based approaches that are currently available. Unlike any other text on the market, this book does not simply focus on one particular demographic; rather, the book covers a wide range of populations and concerns, including suicide in youths, racial minorities, patients suffering from serious mental and physical illnesses, psychopharmacological treatment in special populations, and a wide array of challenging scenarios that are often not addressed in the very few up-to-date resources available.

Suicide Prevention is an outstanding resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, hospitalists, primary care doctors, nurses, social workers, and all medical professionals who may interface with suicidal patients.


Neurobiology of suicide Consult/Liaison Services in the Hospital Mental health comorbidities Suicide and physical illness Suicide at the community interface

Editors and affiliations

  • Tatiana Falcone
    • 1
  • Jane Timmons-Mitchell
    • 2
  1. 1.Epilepsy Center/ Psychiatry DepartmentNeurological Institute - Cleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and EducationJack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Sciences School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74390-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74391-2
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