Preventing Suicide

The Solution Focused Approach, 3rd Edition

By: John Henden

Preventing Suicide

The approach to the subject of suicidal thinking in this book is ground-breaking, with worldwide implications for reducing suicide rates.  It is a departure from the current risk assessment, management and medication approach, which sometimes fails to help people who are struggling with suicidal thoughts.  Instead, Preventing Suicide: The Solution Focused Approach takes a common sense, empathic, validating and normalising approach to people considering the suicide option to help them resolve their difficulties.  In addition, it aims both to give confidence to, and take away the fear from practitioners who deal with this client group.

This book on suicide prevention is a life-saving instructional handbook for counsellors, therapists, general practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health workers, who come into contact with people who are suicidal.  Whilst being written for practitioners, it will be also of great benefit to academics who teach students how to be effective with this client group.

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