`The breadth of professional settings in which problems of assessing suicidal risk are examined and advice and training tools offered is a feature of some value to trainers in several fields.'
`This work sets out to contribute to the reduction of suicides by helping professionals and services respond appropriately to people at risk. It is aimed at a wide variety of professionals and others engaged in working with people who might be contemplating suicide.'
`This book, a wonderfully wide-ranging, holistic and practical manual for practitioners from health and social care backgrounds, aims to help suicide prevention by increasing practitioners understanding of this complex issue. Written by two experienced mental health nurses who also have academic and policy backgrounds, this comprehensive book includes chapters from different health service sector perspectives. However, far more interestingly, it also includes legal considerations, the role of the Samaritans, issues around supporting staff after a suicide and a particularly thought provoking chapter outlining a conversation between a service user consultant and an ex-mental health nurse around issues of self-harm. The final chapter, on useful resources, is also the best I've read of this nature, and includes a range of relevant services from across the spectrum of health and social care.'
`This book is eminently readable and is strongly recommended to all those engaged directly or indirectly with those at risk'.
`What marks out this text from others on suicide is the breadth of contexts considered in relation to the wider question of suicide. For example, there are useful sections on prisons, primary care and inpatient settings, while crucial social factors such as age, ethnicity and gender are also looked at. A range of contributors has given the text a richness of experience'.
`A companion to the government suicide prevention strategy, this text offers guidance on management of suicide in different social and ethnic groups and settings. Nursing, mental health, prison and law professionals examine suicide in various groups in addition to policy and the legal framework regarding it'.