Year: 2001 Source: Crisis, v.22, no.4, (2001), p.173-175 SIEC No: 20020194

There is now unequivocal statistical evidence of an association between some media portrayals of suicide & further subsequent suicide. However, it is a weak association & it is probably of far less importance than the need to address basic principles of good mental health management. Rather than prescribe to the media how to report suicide, its potentially positive effects should be addressed. (24 refs.)