Cobain: Montage of heck

Cobain – Montage of Heck invites you to experience Kurt’s life, art and mind through his own unique lens, bringing you as close to the generation-defining icon as it’s possible to get. Experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the first fully-authorized portrait of the famed rock music icon. Director Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain’s […]

The Effects of a Celebrity Suicide on Suicide Rates in Hong Kong

The impact on suicides following the suicide of a famous Hong Kong pop singer was examined. Extensive & often dramatic media coverage resulted. The number of suicides in 2003 before & after the death of the celebrity were compared to the same period in 1998-2002. The case files & suicide notes of people who died […]

Effect of Media Reporting of the Suicide of a Singer in Taiwan: the Case of Ivy Li

This study investigated possible influences of media reporting of a celebrity suicide on subsequent suicide attempts & associated risk factors among suicide attempters. 63 suicide attempters registered in a surveillance system of the Taipei City Suicide Prevention Centre were assessed via a structured interview soon after media reports of the suicide of a young female […]

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Endemic Suicides Following the Suicide of a Promising Young Singer

In this very brief summary, the author reports on the increase in suicide following the death (by jumping from a tall building) of a promising 18 year old Japanese singer in April 1986. The news of her death received sensational media coverage. Within the next 2 weeks 28 youths completed suicide; the majority were female; […]