Suicide in Professional and Amateur Athletes

Suicide in Professional and Amateur Athletes

Incidence, Risk Factors, and Prevention

eBook - 2013
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This book looks at the problem of why so many professional and amateur athletes kill themselves. Professional athletes lead what seem to us to be glamorous lives and make large, and sometimes huge, salaries. In schools, the athletes are often the formal and informal leaders, given recognition and honors. News of their suicides shocks us because, to the rest of us, these are the successful members of our society, often looked up to as heroes and role models. The book, therefore, explores the incidence of suicide in athletes and reviews the risk factors that increase the likelihood of suicide in.
Publisher: Springfield, Ill., U.S.A. :, Charles C Thomas, Publisher, Ltd.,, [2013]
ISBN: 9780398088774
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Gunn, John F.
Lester, David 1942-


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