Adherence to suicide reporting guidelines by news shared on a social networking platform
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2020.
Rates of suicide in the United States are at a more than 20-y high. Suicide contagion, or spread of suicide-related thoughts and behaviors through exposure to sensationalized and harmful content is a well-recognized phenomenon. Health authorities have published guidelines for news media reporting on suicide to help prevent contagion; howe...More
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