Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-266) and index.
Prologue: Losing my dad -- What we know and don't know about suicide -- The capability to enact lethal self-injury is acquired -- The desire for death -- What do we mean by suicide? How is it distributed in people? -- What roles do genetics, neurobiology, and mental disorders play in suicidal behavior? -- Risk assessment, crisis intervention, treatment, and prevention -- The future of suicide prevention and research -- Epilogue.