Approximately 1 million people per year commit suicide world-wide and approximately 10 million attempt suicide each year. Suicide is a major public health problem throughout the world, and one for which major efforts are being made to help reduce these numbers. However, suicide is the resultof complex interactions between a range of factors, including psychological, cultural, biological, and social, and any approach to treating the problem of suicide has to consider all these factors. The Oxford Texbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention is the most comprehensive textbook of suicidology and suicide prevention that has ever been published. It is written by world-leading specialists and describes all aspects of suicidal behaviour and suicide prevention. It presents an overviewof research within disciplines covering all factors, including psychological, cultural, biological, and sociological. The book provides up-to-date information on different kinds of risk and protective factors, epidemiology, theories on suicidal behaviours and public health and healthcarepreventative approaches. Throughout, different approaches to suicide prevention and evidence-based examples are presented, as well as descriptions of different organisations designed to prevent suicide.This book will be the key source of reference for both researchers and professionals working in the areas of suicidology and suicide prevention.