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Media Reports of Celeb Suicides May Trigger ‘Copycat’ Tragedies. MONDAY, July 30, 2018 News reports on suicides may be quickly followed by a bump in suicide rates especially if they contain details that sensationalize the tragedy, a new study finds. The research adds to evidence of a phenomenon known as “suicide contagion.”. “Suicide should be treated as a public health issue,” Sinyor said.

So when a famous person dies by suicide, he added, it should not be covered as an “entertainment story,” by an entertainment reporter. On the other hand, guidelines also stress some elements that can help media reports have a positive impact, Sinyor said. By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter.

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) News reports on suicides may be quickly followed by a bump in suicide rates especially if they contain details that sensationalize the tragedy, a new study finds.. The research adds to evidence of a phenomenon known as “suicide contagion.”It happens when vulnerable people identify with a person who died by suicide. When the media report on a celebrity’s suicide, especially in a sensationalist way, it may fuel “copycat” tragedies, a new review finds. In an analysis of 20 studies from more than a. News reports on suicides may be quickly followed by a bump in suicide rates especially if they contain details that sensationalize the tragedy, a new study finds.

Media Reports of Celeb Suicides May Trigger ‘Copycat’ Tragedies. MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) News reports on suicides may be quickly followed by a bump in suicide rates especially if they contain details that sensationalize the tragedy, a new study finds. The research adds to evidence of a phenomenon known as “suicide contagion.”. MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — News reports on suicides may be quickly followed by a bump in suicide rates — especially if they contain details that sensationalize the tragedy, a new study finds.

The research adds to evidence of a phenomenon known as “suicide contagion.” It happens when vulnerable people identify with a. Media Reports of Celeb Suicides May Trigger ‘Copycat’ Tragedies By Weekly Sauce | July 30, 2018 News reports on suicides may be quickly followed by a bump in suicide rates — especially if they contain details that sensationalize the tragedy, a new study finds. Media Reports on Celeb Suicides Could Trigger Copycats FRIDAY, Nov.

1, 2019 How the media reports on celebrity suicides may increase the risk for copycats, a new study suggests. But following guidelines on the reporting of these suicides can reduce the risk of others following suit, researchers added. THURSDAY, March 19, 2020 When the media report on a celebrity’s suicide, especially in a sensationalist way, it may fuel “copycat” tragedies, a new review finds.

In an analysis of 20 studies from more than a dozen countries, researchers confirmed a phenomenon sometimes called “suicide contagion.”.

List of related literature:

‘Copycat’ suicides may follow the suicide of a famous person.

“Companion to Psychiatric Studies E-Book” by Eve C Johnstone, David Cunningham Owens, Stephen M Lawrie, Andrew M McIntosh, Michael D. Sharpe
from Companion to Psychiatric Studies E-Book
by Eve C Johnstone, David Cunningham Owens, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Suicides can trigger “copycat” attempts.

“Real World Psychology” by Catherine A. Sanderson, Karen Huffman
from Real World Psychology
by Catherine A. Sanderson, Karen Huffman
Wiley, 2019

Media publicity of suicides by celebrities seems to provoke suicides in the following week.

“Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine” by Andrew Baum, Stanton Newman, John Weinman, Robert West, Chris McManus
from Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine
by Andrew Baum, Stanton Newman, et. al.
Cambridge University Press, 1997

Exposure to other people who committed suicide now and then creates a risk for “copycat” suicides among adolescents.

“Psychology and the Challenges of Life: Adjustment and Growth” by Spencer A. Rathus, Jeffrey S. Nevid
from Psychology and the Challenges of Life: Adjustment and Growth
by Spencer A. Rathus, Jeffrey S. Nevid
Wiley, 2019

Studies of the suicides of entertainment or political celebrities are 14 times more likely to find a copycat effect than studies of ordinary suicides.

“The Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology” by George Ritzer, J. Michael Ryan
from The Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology
by George Ritzer, J. Michael Ryan
Wiley, 2010

There has been a lot of recent media attention paid to the idea of copycat suicides, especially in adolescents.

“When Someone You Love is Depressed” by Xavier Amador, Laura Rosen, Xavier Francisco Amador
from When Someone You Love is Depressed
by Xavier Amador, Laura Rosen, Xavier Francisco Amador
Free Press, 1997

“Copycat” suicides may occur.

“Forensic Pathology for Police, Death Investigators, Attorneys, and Forensic Scientists” by Joseph A. Prahlow
from Forensic Pathology for Police, Death Investigators, Attorneys, and Forensic Scientists
by Joseph A. Prahlow
Humana Press, 2010

Similar findings relating to celebrity victims are in extremely short supply.

“Stalking, Threatening, and Attacking Public Figures: A Psychological and Behavioral Analysis” by J. Reid Meloy, Lorraine Sheridan, Jens Hoffmann
from Stalking, Threatening, and Attacking Public Figures: A Psychological and Behavioral Analysis
by J. Reid Meloy, Lorraine Sheridan, Jens Hoffmann
Oxford University Press, 2008

On the other hand, responsible reporting on suicides reduces copycat suicide, especially among adolescents (Niederkrotenthaler and Sonneck 2007).

“Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health” by Roger Detels, Martin Gulliford, Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Chorh Chuan Tan
from Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health
by Roger Detels, Martin Gulliford, et. al.
Oxford University Press, 2017

Moreover, it’s not just that a celebrity suicide vaguely triggers the suicide of others.

“The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter” by Joseph Henrich
from The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter
by Joseph Henrich
Princeton University Press, 2017

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  • I have a feeling 90% of these “hangings” gun shot wounds. (who shoots themselves w/ a long barrel shotgun and in Cobains death there was a so much heroin and Valium in his blood that he would NOT have been able to operate a gun

  • All were too weak for harsh reality of our advanced species on this planet earth floating through space Thankfully his won’t happen for 99 percent

  • These people gotta be selling there soul to the devil they have everything and the money and power to change anything in their lives but so many kill themselves I’d say there time was up and the devil came a calling

  • If it weren’t for my son, I’d do it in a second m. I’m tired of living this life and being betrayed by people. My son is the only thing keeping me here, because he needs me and I refuse so let him grow up without a father. Once he is grown, I can finally leave this earth. I’m literally sick of living this miserable life

  • The ways they are killing themselfs.. They all are very brave people. Who said only weak people commiting suicide. This is total crap

  • The David Carradine one is not the original reported version.. The very first ever report released said that he was hanging from a ceiling fan with his hands tied behind his back and legs tied.

  • I find it very disgusting, that these fools had life, and chose to die by their own hand. My beloved late husband fought for his life and lost the battle. He didn’t throw it away like these selfish people did. He lived life to the fullest and created beautiful music, laughter, and love. God knows, how I’d give anything to have him back, when it wasn’t his choice to die. These fools all had a choice…..and took the selfish coward’s way out. Sick

  • There are thing’s worse than dieing.
    And that’s living in pain.
    Sad for their families.
    Soul has to come back a face it all over again. Good luck next time.

  • I hardly think Rest in Peace is the right term to use… if it were.. Peace would not have allowed them to cause such pain and misery to their Loved Ones.. So sad..

  • Religious peoples are in the comment section no body cares about your religion dum dum God doesn’t exist. Which god are you talking about Allah, Zeus,Krishna,Jesus…………

  • I just want you to notice something. They all comitted suicide, so we can think that they were all depressif, or they all had real problems.
    And they smile. We never see them sad. That is how depression looks like. Smiling.
    Please, take care of your family and friends. You never know when if they are actually happy or just faking