Year: 1993 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.23, no.1, (Spring 1993), p.63-66 SIEC No: 19930244

Both an additive & nonadditive model of the effect of media stories about suicide on the suicide rate were tested. Monthly data on US suicide rates from 1968 to 1980 were analyzed. Suppport was found for both models. Media coverage influenced suicide independent of economic conditions & vice versa.