Media guidelines for the responsible reporting of suicide: a review of effectiveness.

  title={Media guidelines for the responsible reporting of suicide: a review of effectiveness.},
  author={India Bohanna and X. Wang},
  volume={33 4},
  • India Bohanna, X. Wang
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Crisis
  • BACKGROUND The media have a powerful influence on those at risk of suicide. Evidence linking sensational media reporting with imitative suicidal behavior continues to grow, prompting the widespread development of guidelines for media professionals on the reporting of suicide. While such guidelines have been widely implemented, only a small amount of research has addressed their use and effectiveness. AIMS To conduct a systematic literature review aimed at critically evaluating the evidence… CONTINUE READING
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