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Role of media reports in completed and prevented suicide: Werther v. Papageno effects.
BACKGROUND Media reporting of suicide has repeatedly been shown to trigger suicidal behaviour. Few studies have investigated the associations between specific media content and suicide rates. EvenExpand
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Increasing help-seeking and referrals for individuals at risk for suicide by decreasing stigma: the role of mass media.
Increasing help-seeking and referrals for at-risk individuals by decreasing stigma has been defined as Aspirational Goal 10 in the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention's ResearchExpand
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Low validity of Google Trends for behavioral forecasting of national suicide rates
Recent research suggests that search volumes of the most popular search engine worldwide, Google, provided via Google Trends, could be associated with national suicide rates in the USA, UK, and someExpand
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Papageno v Werther effect
Sensationalist media reports, as in Hong Kong’s print media,1 can trigger further suicides—the Werther effect.2 However, we recently found that the effects of suicide related news stories was broadExpand
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Relationship Satisfaction and Risk Factors for Suicide
Background: Previous studies suggest that troubled romantic relationships are associated with higher risk factors for mental health. However, studies examining the role of relationship satisfactionExpand
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The gap between suicide characteristics in the print media and in the population.
BACKGROUND Programmes to educate media professionals about suicide are increasingly established, but information about which suicide cases are most likely to be reported in the mass media is sparse.Expand
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Copycat effects after media reports on suicide: a population-based ecologic study.
This study aimed to investigate whether the risk of increased suicide occurrence after reports on suicide is associated with the social characteristics of the reported suicides and whether thisExpand
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Beneficial and harmful effects of educative suicide prevention websites: randomised controlled trial exploring Papageno v. Werther effects
Background Suicide prevention organisations frequently use websites to educate the public, but evaluations of these websites are lacking. Aims To examine the effects of educative websites and theExpand
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Suicide in films: the impact of suicide portrayals on nonsuicidal viewers' well-being and the effectiveness of censorship.
The effects of suicide films on recipients' emotional and mental state, as well as the influence of censorship, was studied. Nonsuicidal subjects watched the original or a censored version of aExpand
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Reasons to love life. Effects of a suicide-awareness campaign on the utilization of a telephone emergency line in Austria.
BACKGROUND A suicide awareness campaign was initiated in the Austrian federal state of Styria to increase help-seeking behavior in the population. Billboards were shown throughout Styria depictingExpand
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