Suicide Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups

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April 2008



Suicide Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups pulls together cutting-edge empirical research from general cultural diversity literature and applies it to suicide assessment, treatment, and prevention theory and practice. By looking outside of the limited cross-cultural studies done within suicidal populations, the contributors - all established experts in both multicultural counseling and suicidology - expand the available empirical literature base in order to provide a deeper look into how culture can act as an important catalyst in suicidal intentions.


Leong, Leach, Suicide Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups: An Introduction. Part I: Theories and Models. Leenaars, Suicide: A Cross-cultural Theory. Lester, Theories of Suicide. Part II: Research on Racial and Ethnic Groups. Utsey, Stanard, Hook, Understanding the Role of Cultural Factors in Relation to Suicide Among African Americans: Implications for Research and Practice. Duarte-Velez, Bernal, Suicide Risk in Latino and Latina Adolescents. Leong, Leach, Gupta, Suicide Among Asian Americans: A Critical Review with Research Recommendations. Nahuna, Andrade, Examining Suicide and Suicidal-related Behaviors Among Indigenous Pacific Islanders in the United States: A Historical Perspective. Alcantara, Gone, Suicide in Native American Communities: A Transactional-ecological Formulation of the Problem. Part III: Prevention, Assessment, Treatment, Training and Research. Walker, Townley, Asiamah, Suicide Prevention in U.S. Ethnic Minority Populations. Westefeld, Range, Greenfeld, Kettman, Testing and Assessment. Rogers, Whitehead, Ethnic Considerations in Intervention and Treatment with Suicidal People. Leach, Leong, Directions for Future Research.


If we wish to address this staggering and increasing mental health threat, the cultural context in which suicides occur urgently needs to be clarified. In Suicide Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups: Theory, Research, and Practice, editors Fredrick Leong and Mark Leach provide an updated description of this context within American minority groups that will be useful for clinicians, researchers, and students of suicide within and outside the mental health professions. While admitting from the onset that significant additional research is needed to isolate those cultural factors most relevant to suicide prevention, the editors have produced a book that can serve as the benchmark against which future progress in this field can be measured. Sunita Stewart and Cindy Claassen in PsycCRITIQUES, April 15, 2009, Vol. 54, Release 15, Article 3 This is a major contribution that brings together research on prevalence rates, cultural and ecological considerations, and treatment/prevention issues. It is the bess single source for anyone wanting to understand suicides among ethnic minority groups. Stanley Sue, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis The editors and authors deeply care about the troublesome and frightening costs and consequences of self-destructive behavior. Each thoroughly written chapter pays close attention to the many factors that contribute to suicide, as well as those that may help prevent and treat the problems. If anyone is curious about the depth and scope of the sociocultural and psychological experiences of ethnic minorities and how they influence suicidal ideation, then this book should be kept close by for use as a reference and a resource. Joseph E. Trimble, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Western Washington University This books is simply outstanding as a much needed resource in the professional field. New and important information in this text can be used to help us understand the causes and tragic consequences of ethnic suicides and suggest the need to develop culturally effective policies and practices that would guide suicide intervention and prevention. This book is a must read for all mental health professionals and those doing research in the field. Derald Wing Sue, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
EAN: 9780415955324
ISBN: 0415955327
Untertitel: Theory, Research, and Practice. 'Series in Death, Dying and Bereavement'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2008
Seitenanzahl: 352 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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