Increasing railway suicide acts after media coverage of a fatal railway accident? An ecological study of 747 suicidal acts

  title={Increasing railway suicide acts after media coverage of a fatal railway accident? An ecological study of 747 suicidal acts},
  author={S. Kunrath and J. Baumert and K. Ladwig},
  journal={Journal of Epidemiology \& Community Health},
  pages={825 - 828}
Background While coverage of a celebrity suicide in the mass media may trigger copycat suicides, evidence for the effect of media reports of non-prominent suicides is moderate. Diversification of current media may raise further doubts as to whether their influence on suicidal acts is still present. We examined whether widespread media coverage of a railway accident, in which several people were killed while investigating a presumed railway suicide, subsequently increased the number of railway… Expand
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