This paper was an early synthesis of what we know about Media Influences in Suicide. It raised the specific issue of how we could use this knowledge to prevent copycat suicides after a high profile suicide, based on the experience of Kurt Cobain and his partner Courtney Love.
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Martin G., 1998. Media Influence to Suicide; the search for solutions. Archives of Suicide Research, 4:1,1-12.
This paper was based on findings from the first wave of a longitudinal study of 2596 South Australian 1st year high school students from 27 schools.
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Further to a Newsweek article to mark the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s suicide, this paper is offered as a free download. The research examines whether the death of Kurt Cobain had an impact on suicides in Australia? Apparently it did not – which goes against our understanding of the impact of high profile suicide. Reasons for this are examined