The book is composed of three parts. Part 1, Assessment, comprises 13 chapters, all of which address important issues in the assessment of suicide, including epidemiology, community approaches, lethality, neurobiology, self-mutilation, and murder-suicide. Part 2, Intervention, is composed of 10 chapters addressing suicide interventions in different psychiatric disorders, suicide and trauma, ECT for suicidal patients, and the treatment of suicidal patients with pharmacological agents and in inpatient settings. Part 3, Special Issues, encompasses eight chapters focusing on suicide among children and adolescents and in the elderly as well as suicide prevention contracts, assisted suicide and euthanasia, liability issues, and suicide in medical settings and in primary care settings. Unfortunately, part 3 does not address the topic of suicide among ethnic minority populations in the United States, a topic that has recently been extensively brought into the medical literature and is relevant in view of the pluralistic aspects of U.S. society (1). This is certainly a major gap in this very comprehensive book.