Media guidelines on the reporting of suicide.

  title={Media guidelines on the reporting of suicide.},
  author={Jane Pirkis and Richard Warwick Blood and Annette L. Beautrais and P. Burgess and Jaelea Skehans},
  volume={27 2},
There is strong evidence for the existence of the Werther effect, or the phenomenon of an observer copying suicidal behavior he or she has seen modelled in the media. As a consequence, a number of countries have developed guidelines that promote responsible reporting of suicide. Using nine such guidelines as examples, this paper demonstrates that they tend to have similar content (emphasizing, for example, that suicide should not be glamorized or sensationalized and that explicit descriptions… CONTINUE READING

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