Year: 2014 Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention.(2013).34(5):305-313. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000177 SIEC No: 20140348

Media reporting of suicide has attracted public health attention because of its potential to trigger ÒcopycatÓ acts. Striking the right balance in terms of media reporting of suicide is crucial. The current study suggests that the reported suicides tend to be those that may either heighten the risk of lethal imitative behaviors or serve to distort public perceptions about suicide.