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Editors: Leo Sher (Columbia University, New York, NY) Alexander Vilens (Relational Architects Intl., Hoboken, NJ)
Book Description:
Internet has become an integral part of the life of millions of people in the Western countries and in the developing world. Millions of people search for mental health information on the Internet, and there is a lot. Multiple web sites offer a plethora of information on different topics. Recent research suggests that Internet may play a role in suicide prevention. At the same time, there is an increasing concern that Internet may promote suicidal behavior. Some authors call Internet a double-edge tool. Internet providers try to seek a balance between preventing Internet-arranged suicides and safeguarding freedom of expression. The relationship between Internet and suicide is perplex. Understanding the impact of Internet on suicidal behavior is an important challenge for future research. This book will contribute to this goal and will be of interest to clinicians, researchers, and the general public.


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Table of Contents:
Preface

1. The Internet in suicide prevention and promotion;pp. 1-12
(Jess G. Fiedorowicz, Raveendra B. Chigurupati; The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, USA)

2. The Internet: Its role in the occurrence and prevention of suicide;pp. 13-20
(Puneet Narang, Steven B. Lippmann; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA)

3. The advantages and the disadvantages of the Internet in preventing suicide;pp. 21-40
(Kalmár Sándor; County Hospital, Kecskemét, Hungary)

4. Web-based suicide prevention education: Innovations in research, training, and practice;pp. 41-61
(Paul Quinnett, Aaron Baker; QPR Institute, Spokane, Washington, USA)

5. Improving public health practice in suicide prevention through online training: A case example;pp. 63-79
(Deborah M. Stone, Catherine W. Barber, Marc Posner; Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Boston, MA, USA)

6. Internet resources for preventing suicide;pp. 81-97
(Maurizio Pompili, David Lester, Marco Innamorati,Alberto Forte, Giulia Iacorossi, Giovanni Dominici, Roberto Tatarelli; Sant’Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey, USA; Università Europea di Roma, Italy)

Chapter 7. Preventing suicide through the Internet;pp. 99-115
(Marco Sarchiapone, Sanja Temnik, Vladimir Carli; (University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy; University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia)

Chapter 8. Warning signs for suicide: Safe and effective information delivery online;pp. 117-135
(Michael Mandrusiak; Adler School of Professional Psychology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

Chapter 9. A potential source of data in understanding youth suicide - Instant Messages;pp. 137-152
(Paul W.C.Wong, King-Wa Fu, Paul S.F. Yip; Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China)

Chapter 10. Internet and emerging suicide method. A case study of contagion of charcoal burning suicides via the Internet;pp. 153-168
(King-Wa Fu, Paul W.C.Wong, Paul S.F. Yip)

Chapter 11. “I am so sick of this life": A semiotic analysis of suicidal messages on the Internet;pp. 169-184
(Itzhak Gilat, Yishai Tobin; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel; The Israeli Association for Emotional First Aid, Israel)

Chapter 12. The Internet and suicide pacts;pp. 185-196
(Sundararajan Rajagopal; South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Adamson Centre for Mental Health, St. Thomas' Hospital, London, United Kingdom)

Chapter 13. Internet as a healing or killing tool in youth suicide phenomenon;pp. 197-208
(Milica Pejovic Milovancevic, Dusica Lecic Tosevski, Smiljka Popovic Deusic, Zagorka Bradic; Institute of Mental Health, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 14. Exploring self-injury and suicide in relation to self-harm discussion groups on the Internet;pp. 209-220
(Craig D. Murray, Jenny Shilton Osborne; Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom)

Chapter 15. “Across the street – not down the road” - staying alive through deliberate self-harm;pp. 221-232
(Inger Ekman, Stig Söderberg; Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden)

Chapter 16. Borderline personality, contagion, and the Internet;pp. 233-242
(Randy A. Sansone, Lori A. Sansone; Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio; Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, Ohio; Primary Care Clinic, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, USA)

Chapter 17. Information for crisis intervention and suicide prevention resources for individuals with substance use disorders on the Internet;pp. 243-253
(Barbara Schneider, Kristin Grebner; Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

Chapter 18. Effect of mass media on suicidal behavior in patients with psychotic disorders;pp. 255-272
(Eduardo J. Aguilar, Soledad Jorge, Ana Rubio, Samuel G. Siris,
Clinical University Hospital, Valencia, Spain; Zucker-Hillside Hospital, North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System. Glen Oaks, New York, USA)

Chapter 19. The use of the Internet for research on suicides in the elderly;pp. 273-283
(Ajit Shah, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom)

Chapter 20. For better or for worse? Suicide and the Internet in world today;pp. 285-294
(Wally Barr, Maria Leitner, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Chapter 21. Media suicide-reports, Internet use and the incidence of suicides in Japan;pp. 295-305
(Akihito Hagihara, Takeru Abe; Kyushu University Graduate School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan)

Chapter 22. Internet-associated suicide in Japan;pp. 307-317
(Masahito Hitosugi; Dokkyo Medical University School of Medicine, Tochigi, Japan)

Chapter 23. Hard-to-reach populations and stigmatized topics: Internet-based mental health research for Japanese men who are gay, bisexual, or questioning their sexual orientation;pp. 319-332
(Yasuharu Hidaka, Don Operario; Kansai University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Awaji, Japan; Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA)

Chapter 24. Suicide in China in the era of the Internet;pp. 333-353
(Samuel Law, XueZhu Huang, University of Toronto, Canada; Tsinghua University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China)

Chapter 25. Internet communication about assisted or "Rational" suicide: Legal and ethical considerations for practice;pp. 355-371
(Thomas J. Rankin, Elena S. Yakunina, Jessica M. Richmond, James L. Werth, Jr; The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA)

Chapter 26. Can suicide be quantified and categorized?;pp. 373-389
(Said Shahtahmasebi; The Good Life Research Centre Trust, Rangiora. North Canterbury, New Zealand)

Chapter 27. Mental illness and suicide;pp. 391-401
(Jiunn Yew Thong, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore)

Chapter 28. The concept of post-traumatic mood disorder, suicidal behavior in war veterans and possible use of Internet-based therapies in the treatment of war veterans with posttraumatic mood disorder;pp. 403-413
(Leo Sher; Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York, USA)

Chapter 29. Internet Suicide Phenomenon in Japan;pp. 415-426
(Masahito Fushimi; Akita Prefectural Mental Health & Welfare Center, Akita City, Japan)


Index pp.427-452

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 2nd quarter
   Pages: 452 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-077-5
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