Year: 1987 Source: Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, 1987. p.67-72 SIEC No: 19890252

This chapter focuses on newspaper publicity, epidemics of suicidal behaviour, & suicide pacts. The effects of newspaper strikes, newspaper publicity, & soap opera suicides on suicide rates are examined. Several studies which have researched the role of imitative behaviour in suicide epidemics are reviewed. The chapter concludes with a brief discussion of suicide pacts & mass suicides. (24 refs.)