About the Book
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death throughout the world. Suicide behavior means self destructive behaviors with fatal or non-fatal results. Strikingly, the number of victims is increasing almost in every age range groups irrespective of poor or rich. Review of literature and historical exploration highlights that suicide ideation is caused by a complex cluster of factors. It is really a cry for help to trace an escape from unbearable pain of physical or psychological nature. There is a strong need to understand the principal reasons for each suicide acts of attempters as well as completers, so that, behavioral and psychological risk factors are identified for the vulnerable population. Identifications of general or specific risk factors will further help in generating general or specific resources for suicide prevention.
Present book is an assertive effort to compile such researches and references that enable common man to understand the meaning of suicide; kinds and methods of suicide acts; role of family in suicide; significance of miseries and sorrows; myths and facts about suicide; role of emotionality in suicide ideation; share of risks and protective factors in suicide behavior; theory of planned behavior and others to predict suicide; stress and resilience balance in suicide acts, life skill programs in dealing with suicide tendencies workable intervention procedures for suicide prevention and methods to antagonize/negate suicide ideations or intentions. There are total fifteen chapters contributed by famous social scientists of the field. Every chapter is a significant masterpiece in its own way.
About the Author
Amrita Yadava is presently working as Professor of Psychology at M. D. University, Rohtak. Professor Yadava is extensively engaged in teaching; research and application work in Psychology since last more than 30 years. Her primary area of teaching is experimental and cognitive Psychology whereas research areas are of much applied nature. She has published more than 75 research articles in various reputed national and International journals. In addition to participation in large number of seminars and conferences, she has edited seven books on important applied fields of Psychology. In current years, she is conducting workshops and skill development programs in schools and colleges on ‘Positive Youth Development’, ‘Gender Sensitization and Female Issues’, ‘Environment Education’ and ‘Positive teaching and parenting’. She, being the Director of Women Studies Center at M. D. University, Rohtak has initiated many programs targeting female adolescents’ problems, needs and remedies.
Nov Rattan Sharma is working as professor of Psychology at M. D. University, Rohtak. With a teaching and research experience of 30 years, Professor Sharma has contributed around 100 research articles to various Journals and books of International repute. Professor Sharma has widely travelled in India with a participation in 80 different academic programs including National and International Seminars and Workshops. Being a deputy co-ordinator of DRS-II SAP of UGC in the Department, Professor Sharma is actively engaged in Health assessment and promotion programs being organized at village and community levels since more than last five years. His area of research is Personality and Health. He has successfully supervised a large number of M.Phil and Ph.D theses in the area of Health with a special reference to Triguna Prakriti, Anashakti, Karmyoga, Rituals, religiosity, spirituality Positive Capacities and Interpersonal Relationships etc. He is also an editor of a prestigious periodical i.e. Journal of Indian Health Psychology.