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Suicide in Men: How Men Differ from Women in Expressing Their Distress
Lester, David, John F. Gunn, III and Paul Quinnett
Charles C. Thomas, Publishers / Softcover / 2014-06-01 / 0398087946
Suicide / Critical Incident Stress (CISD)
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394 pages
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The goal of this book is to explore the phenomenon of suicide, focusing on males who are at a greater risk than females. Scholars and mental health professionals continue to have the tendency to ignore men and focus instead on the more narrow demographic groups. Attention is drawn to the lack of help-seeking behavior exhibited by men as well as the numerous recommendations for the prevention of male suicide. The issues specific to male suicide includes the atypical nature of male depression, the role of loneliness, drug and alcohol abuse, the male hormone (testosterone), and menís preferred method for suicide (guns). Suicide in specific groups of men, including male athletes, soldiers, mass and serial murderers, suicide bombers, murder-suicides, and famous creative men, is discussed in great detail. In addition, the text explores the many and varied reasons for suicide in gay men and in ethnic minorities. The invited contributors provide a cross-cultural viewpoint with essays on male suicide in Australia, China, Ghana, Palestine, and Uganda. Two examples are given for potential programs that appear to be effective for men: Mates in Construction which was designed to help construction workers in Australia, and Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) training. The book concludes with discussions of how to prevent suicide in men, a group known to deny the existence of personal problems and is reluctant to seek help. With three illustrations and 19 tables, this book will be an excellent resource for crisis interveners, researchers, counseling centers, mental health professionals, and human service providers.


List of Illustrations


1. Men and Suicide: An Overview
Karolina Krysinska


2. Male Depression and Suicide
David Lester
3. Fatal Loneliness: The Role of Loneliness in Menís Suicide
John F. Gunn III
4. Drugs, Alcohol, and Suicidal Behavior in Men
John F. Gunn III and David Lester
5. Risk and Protective Factors for Male Suicide
John F. Gunn III and David Lester
6. The Role of Testosterone
David Lester
7. Men, Guns and Suicide
David Lester
8. Suicide Among Male Athletes
John F. Gunn III
9. Suicide in the Armed Forces
John F. Gunn III and David Lester
10. Suicide in Mass Murderers and Serial Killers
David Lester
11. Suicide Bombers
David Lester
12. Murder-Suicide
David Lester
13. Suicide in Gay Men
John F. Gunn III
14. Suicide in Creative Men
David Lester
15. The Influence of Race and Ethnicity on Suicide in Men
John F. Gunn III and Allison L. Gunn


16. Male Suicide in China
Jie Zhang
17. Changing Culture, Prolonged Conflict, and the Specter of Suicide Terrorism: Exploring Suicide in Palestinian Men
Jessica Bonnan-White
18. Suicidal Behavior in Ugandan Men
Birthe Loa Knizek, Eugene Kinyanda and Heidi Hjelmeland
19. Suicide and Hegemonic Masculinity in Australian Men
Jo River
20. Suicide in Ghanaian Men
Mensah Adinkrah


21. The Impact of Suicide Bereavement
John F. Gunn III
22. Men, Economic Strain and Suicide in the Movies,
Steven Stack and Barbara Bowman


23. Preventing Suicide in Men versus Women
David Lester
24. Men and Suicide Prevention: Why Canít a Man be More Like a Woman?
Paul Quinnett
25. A Study of QPR and Help-Seeking in Men
John A. Cascamo
26. Help-Seeking and Men: An Innovative Suicide Prevention Program from the Construction Industry
Graham Martin and Jorgen Gullestrup


27. Final Thoughts

Name Index
Subject Index

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