from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of suicide, suicidal behavior, and suicide prevention.

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  • n. The study of the causes and related effects of people terminally harming themselves.


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  • A few years ago I flew to Los Angeles to spend a few days with Dr. Edwin Shneidman, a leading figure in the study of suicidology.

    History of a Suicide

  • He coined the term “suicidology” and founded the American Association of Suicidology, an organization devoted to research on suicide.

    History of a Suicide

  • Suicides spiked during the Great Depression but didn't increase in later recessions lasting an average of 10 months, according to the suicidology group's website.

    Mental stress spirals with economy

  • The late Edwin Shneidman, one of the country's deans of suicidology, said that what prompts it are the "thwarted needs" from a "vandalized childhood."

    Robert David Jaffee: Soldiering Against Suicide

  • You can meet a lot of them at www.

    Susie Bright: Surviving for the Hell of It

  • Through the introspection that accompanies mourning, through contemplation and observation, you have gradually become a student of suicidology.

    Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One

  • The scholarship can be for a student who is overcoming emotional problems, for a person pursuing suicidology as a career, or for any reason you deem worthwhile whether it is related to suicide prevention or not.

    Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One

  • • American Association of Suicidology - www.

    Anchorage Daily News - Alaska News

  • In his letter, Tom Verberne quotes Ilkka Henrik Mäkinen on suicidology: "Neither the individual-level causes nor the general-level correlates of suicide have" ...

    New Scientist - Online News

  • Although suicides spiked during the Great Depression, they didn't increase in subsequent recessions, which lasted an average of 10 months, according to the suicidology group's website. News - Top Stories


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