This practical book helps readers provide effective mental, emotional, and behavioral health services to clients across the continuum of care, from health promotion through long-term treatment and remediation. Anchoring each chapter within a life stage—from childhood through older adulthood—the text identifies the nature and origin of various psychological issues and emphasizes the importance of anticipating and responding early to concerns that arise for large portions of the population. The Second Edition features new chapters and expanded coverage of important topics, such as sociocultural contextual factors and interprofessional health perspectives.

Preventing Adolescent and Young Adult Suicide

Preventing Adolescent and Young Adult Suicide
Preventing Adolescent and Young Adult Suicide
David N. MillerUniversity at Albany, State University of New York

Suicide is a global public health problem of massive proportions. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately one million people die by suicide each year—a number greater than those who die by homicide or wars. Tragically, many of the people who annually die by suicide are adolescents and young adults, whose lives are cut short before they have a chance to fully bloom. In fact, suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24, and its rate has increased significantly during the past several decades (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2012). Although suicide rates traditionally ...

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