Clustering of Teenage Suicides After Television News Stories About Suicide
Phillips D P~~Carstensen L L
Examined the relation between 38 nationally televised news or feature stories about suicide from 1973 to 1979 and the fluctuation of the rate of suicide among American teenagers before and after these stories. Teenage suicides increased more than adult suicides after stories about suicide. Suicides increased as much after general-information or feature stories about suicide as after news stories about a particular suicide.