It is an interesting subject to broach, much less write about. I was intrested in his observations and conclusions, and I found it very thought provoking and pretty much as I would have guessed, for the most part. Well written and something that people shy away from talking about, but very necessary, as there are too few who endores euthanasia when we totally accept it in animals, and consider it 'humane'. Why not us?? However, some people are just in a place whereby they cannot go on any longer, for whatever the reasons, and it should not be considered a 'sin' in the least, it should be understood. To me the sin is to call it that.
Much of this book is an apology for a proposed model for suicide which is, at best, a stretch. The early secions are repetitive and and an attempt to summon evidence in support of the model. In many cases, correlations are confused with causality.
The middle section which reviews current evidence on genetics,and neurobioloby is well worth reading.
The last sections which deal with prevention and therapy are weak and
mostly a re-hash of Cognitive-Behavioral therapy tenets.
Overall, I was disappointed.