Role of media reports in completed and prevented suicide: Werther v. Papageno effects.

@article{Niederkrotenthaler2010RoleOM,
  title={Role of media reports in completed and prevented suicide: Werther v. Papageno effects.},
  author={T. Niederkrotenthaler and M. Voracek and A. Herberth and B. Till and M. Strau{\ss} and E. Etzersdorfer and Brigitte Eisenwort and G. Sonneck},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2010},
  volume={197 3},
  pages={
          234-43
        }
}
  • T. Niederkrotenthaler, M. Voracek, +5 authors G. Sonneck
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
  • BACKGROUND Media reporting of suicide has repeatedly been shown to trigger suicidal behaviour. Few studies have investigated the associations between specific media content and suicide rates. Even less is known about the possible preventive effects of suicide-related media content. AIMS To test the hypotheses that certain media content is associated with an increase in suicide, suggesting a so-called Werther effect, and that other content is associated with a decrease in suicide… CONTINUE READING

    Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper.

    Media Roles in Suicide Prevention: A Systematic Review
    • 179
    • PDF
    Media reporting of suicide and adherence to media guidelines
    • 11
    • Highly Influenced
    News Coverage of Suicidal Behavior in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland
    • 6
    • PDF

    References

    Publications referenced by this paper.
    SHOWING 1-10 OF 25 REFERENCES
    Reporting of Suicide in the Australian Media
    • 56
    Influences of the media on suicide
    • 100