Hello there. This site provides some information that is not
in the print version of my book, as well as about 40 percent of the book's text. The
publisher dropped some of the material because the book was too long, some
because they considered it too academic, some because they felt
it was too gory. To the left is the original dust jacket; it was also pulled
by the publisher. Probably too suggestive. Professional and reader reviews can be found at Amazon.com
or elsewhere on this website.
You’re welcome to download the pages here (text, graphs, tables) for your personal use, or link to it; but don't copy it wholesale---say, more than 500 words---to your website without my permission.
What's new: (1) The book is out of print, but I have recently gotten the rights back from the publisher, and am working on a revision. Until then, you may be able to borrow a copy through interlibrary loan---check with your public or university library's reference librarian. Please do not send email asking when it will be ready or in what format it will be available---I don't know. Check back here occasionally for updates.
Graphs: Suicide methods (selected U.S. data)
Tables: Suicide rates (selected international and U.S. data) and book-specific tables that were deleted from the print version
Suicide methods: photos and drawings that were deleted from the print version (WARNING: GORY)
Accounts of suicide attempts by readers [new, April 2007]
Other suicide links
Book reviews and letters
Typos and errors in the book