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Role of media reports in completed and prevented suicide: Werther v. Papageno effects.
TLDR
The impact of suicide reporting may not be restricted to harmful effects; rather, coverage of positive coping in adverse circumstances, as covered in media items about suicidal ideation, may have protective effects.
Exposure to parental mortality and markers of morbidity, and the risks of attempted and completed suicide in offspring: an analysis of sensitive life periods
TLDR
Parental morbidity and parental suicidal behaviour show the most detrimental effects on completed suicide among offspring when they appear early in life, and early interventions in families at risk are necessary.
Changes in suicide rates following media reports on celebrity suicide: a meta-analysis
TLDR
Reports on celebrity suicide are associated with increases in suicides, and study region and celebrity type appear to have an impact on the effect size.
Assessing the Impact of Media Guidelines for Reporting on Suicides in Austria: Interrupted time Series Analysis
TLDR
The hypothesis that the media guidelines for reporting on suicides are a widely used means of preventing imitative suicides has had an impact on the quality of reporting as well as on suicidal behaviour in Austria is supported.
Influence of psychotherapist density and antidepressant sales on suicide rates
TLDR
The aim was to study the possible effects of psychotherapy utilization on suicide rates and to show whether antidepressant sales and suicide rates have been correlated in industrialized countries.
Low validity of Google Trends for behavioral forecasting of national suicide rates
TLDR
The validity and utility of Google Trends search volumes for behavioral forecasting of suicide rates in the USA, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland is evaluated and strands of evidence that these two assumptions are likely not met are discussed.
Assessing the quality of media reporting of suicide news in India against World Health Organization guidelines: A content analysis study of nine major newspapers in Tamil Nadu
TLDR
It is observed that a daily diet of short and explicit suicide-related news was served up to readers of newspapers, and attempts should be made to understand the perspectives of media professionals in relation to suicide reporting, and to devise strategies to boost the positive contribution that media can make to suicide prevention.
Declining autopsy rates and suicide misclassification: a cross-national analysis of 35 countries.
TLDR
Autopsy rates may spatially and temporally affect the validity of suicide mortality statistics and caution should be exercised in comparing international suicide rates and evaluating interventions that target suicide rate reduction.
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