Estimating the risk for suicide following the suicide deaths of 3 Asian entertainment celebrities: a meta-analytic approach.

@article{Fu2009EstimatingTR,
  title={Estimating the risk for suicide following the suicide deaths of 3 Asian entertainment celebrities: a meta-analytic approach.},
  author={King-wa Fu and Paul S. F. Yip},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={869-78}
}
OBJECTIVE Evidence suggests that there is an increase in the suicide rate following incidents of celebrity suicide in different countries, but there are no data on the overall suicide risk across countries. The duration of increased suicide rates is usually assumed to be on a monthly basis, but the weekly increase remains uncertain. This study aims at estimating the risk for suicide after the suicide deaths of entertainment celebrities in Asia during the first 4 weeks after the celebrity… CONTINUE READING

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