Advanced suicide assessment – Easy to read and easier to implement

(Shea, S. (2011). The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment. Wiley & Sons. London.)

This book was recommended by a colleague and I have to say that it’s been invaluable. The book manages to put you in the shoes of the suicidal person as a means of understanding their current world view. It breaks down the stigma surrounding such an important area of mental health and also encourages the reader to become more creative when engaging with such a population.

There are so many examples throughout the book which can be related to practice and I don’t think I came across one chapter that wasn’t of use in some way. This will certainly be an ongoing fixture on my bookshelf and one that I’ll share with others that may be interested.

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