Suicide on TV: minimising the risk to vulnerable viewers

@article{Arendt2017SuicideOT,
  title={Suicide on TV: minimising the risk to vulnerable viewers},
  author={Florian Arendt and Sebastian Scherr and Benedikt Till and Yvonne Prinzellner and Kevin W. Hines and Thomas Niederkrotenthaler},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={358}
}
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