Media Should Tread Carefully In Covering Suicide : NPR

(Note: My friend suggested that I look into the relationship between holidays and suicide. Though that may be a myth, suicide is always a topic that needs to be  covered anyway. And here’s a recent story by NPR. I hope this serves as my first in the series on the topic of holidays and suicide.)

Media Should Tread Carefully In Covering Suicide :NPR
“Suicides following the exposure to someone’s death by suicide, was about two to four times higher among 15- to 19-year-olds than [in] other age groups,” epidemiologist Madelyn Gould says in this NPR piece, broadcast  on November 30 in the Morning Edition. She says that other peer group members often serve as role models for adolescents “and suicide is another behavior that can be modeled, unfortunately.”

NPR listed the following resources at the bottom of this story:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255), A Free, 24-Hour Hotline

TeenScreen National Center For Mental Health Checkups

American Foundation For Suicide Prevention

American Association Of Suicide Professionals: Upcoming Meeting

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