This national correlational research considered suicide in young people for the five years prior to Kurt Cobain’s death comparing to the few weeks after his suicide. There appeared to be a reduction in suicides, and we had the temerity to suggest “Courtney Love’s comments may not have contributed to responsible media portrayal, but the question has to be raised whether Nirvana fans may have been deterred from suicide by her denigration of Cobain’s act.”
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Martin, G. & Koo, L., 1997. Celebrity Suicide: Did the death of Kurt Cobain influence young suicide in Australia? Archives of Suicide Research, 3:3, 187-198.
Model Projects for Early Intervention in the Mental Health of Young People details a number of successful reorientation projects funded through AusEinet, tracking their process, problems and solutions toward success.
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O’Hanlon, A., Kosky, R., Martin, G. & Davis, C., 2000. Model Projects for Early Intervention in the Mental Health of Young People: reorientation of Services. Adelaide, Auseinet. ISBN 0 957 7915 1 8
This paper on graffiti is one of very few that describes correlates in a group of young people.
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Martin, G., Richardson, A., Bergen, H., Roeger, L., & Allison, S., 2003. Family and Individual Characteristics of a community sample of adolescents who graffiti. Online Proceedings from the Graffiti and Disorder Conference, Australian Institute of Criminology in conjunction with the Australian Local Government Association. Brisbane, 18-19 August Accessed 17.10.2012.