Anna Sri summarises a recent systemic review and meta-analysis led by Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, which explores the association between media reporting of suicide and actual suicidal behaviour in the community; a phenomenon known as the Werther effect.[read the full story...]
Do British newspapers breach suicide reporting guidelines?
Caroline Tomes highlights a new study that explores suicide reporting in the arts sections of British newspapers. The study concludes that there is poor compliance with suicide reporting guidelines in British newspapers, but further research is needed before we can generalise these findings.[read the full story...]