13 Reasons Why Not: A Methodological and Meta-Analytic Review of Evidence Regarding Suicide Contagion by Fictional Media.

  title={13 Reasons Why Not: A Methodological and Meta-Analytic Review of Evidence Regarding Suicide Contagion by Fictional Media.},
  author={Christopher J. Ferguson},
  journal={Suicide \& life-threatening behavior},
  • C. Ferguson
  • Published 14 October 2018
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Suicide & life-threatening behavior
BACKGROUND For decades, policymakers and suicide prevention advocates have questioned whether exposure to media with suicide themes, whether television, movies, or music, could increase suicide risk among youth. To date, no clear picture has emerged, with data inconsistent AIMS: To access whether current evidence can support concerns that fictional media increases risk of viewer suicidal ideation. MATERIALS & METHODS Two broad forms of data consider the issue, namely society-level aggregate… 
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