Statistics show that about 11 out of every 100,000 Americans commits suicide each year. A comprehensive A-to-Z introduction to the phenomenon of suicide from ancient times to the present. The Encyclopedia of Suicide, Second Edition is a heavily expanded, updated, and revised edition that reflects the most current data available on the topic. The encyclopedia covers a wide range of aspects of the subject, including the causes, history, and psychology of suicide. Presenting more than 500 entries that detail the philosophical and religious issues, psychological and sociological viewpoints, and recent statistics, it also discusses new trends in research and treatment. Extensive appendixes provide national and international suicide statistics and resource directories listing associations, clinics, and hot lines.