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Which suicides are reported in the media - and what makes them "newsworthy"?

Authors
  • Machlin, Anna
  • Pirkis, Jane
  • Spittal, Matthew J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Crisis
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
34
Issue
5
Pages
305–313
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000177
PMID: 23261917
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Striking the right balance in terms of media reporting of suicide is crucial. The current study suggests that the reported suicides tend to be those that may either heighten the risk of lethal imitative behaviors or serve to distort public perceptions about suicide.

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