Year: 2001 Source: Crisis, v.22, no.4, (2001), p.163-169 SIEC No: 20020192

This paper considers some of the theoretical explanations for the association between media representations of suicide & suicidal behaviours. Most of the studies which were reviewed by the authors fall within the media “effects tradition”, & a critique of this approach is provided. Alternative approaches are then explored. (63 refs.)