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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Monday Free pdf Download: Did the Death of Kurt Cobain influence young suicides in Australia?

We investigated this in Australia, comparing the five years before Cobain's death with the years afterward. Conventional wisdom suggested that the suicide of such an icon would increase risks for copycat. In fact, we were unable to establish this. There are a number of explanations, but the one we preferred was that Courtney Love had publicly denigrated the act to a crowd in Seattle, and her words reached all round the world. We suggested that the strategy might work more generally to stop copycat suicides. 

You can download a pdf of the original paper, which at the time made a major contribution to the literature on suicide prevention.

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