Year: 2007 Source: BMC Public Health, v.7, (November 2007), p.321-328 SIEC No: 20080123

The relationship between newspaper articles about suicide, Internet use, & the incidence of suicide in Japan was examined. A linear model was fitted to time series data from January 1987-March 2005. Consistent with previous findings, the number of newspaper articles about suicide was a predictor of suicide among both male & female subjects. Internet use was also a predictor of suicide among males, probably because males spent more time online than females. Further research is required to verify the findings of this study. (35 refs.)