Suicide: A Global Perspective

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In the year 2000, approximately one million people died from suicide: a "global" mortality rate of 16 per 100,000, or one death every 40 seconds. In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased ...
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Suicide and Self-Mutilation

Pp. 236-245 (10)

Sara Martino and David Lester


Lester [1] introduced self-mutilation into mainstream psychology with a review of relevant research in a leading journal of the American Psychological Association (Psychological Bulletin) and discusses the relationship between self-mutilation and suicidal behavior. The present chapter compares our current understanding of self-mutilation with that of attempted suicide to explore similarities and differences.


Self-mutilation, cutting, attempted suicide trichotillomania.


The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA