Suicide and the internet.

The following is an abstract of the full article in the British Medical Journal.  If you would like to read the article then e-mail susan jennings (below). 

Abstract: Media reporting of suicide and its fictional portrayal on television are known to influence suicidal behaviour, particularly the choice of method used. Indeed, epidemics of suicides using particular methods have occurred after media portrayal of their use. As some methods of suicide are more likely to cause death than others, such influences may affect the outcome of suicide attempts and national suicide rates.

For the full-text of this article please email: susan.jennings@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

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