July 21, 2017

David Jobes, professor, psychology, completed a study in 2014 indicating that suicide rates fell after the death of Kurt Cobain in 1994. The study was referenced in a Duetsche Welle story on the death of Chester Bennington.

... Fear of copycats

Are the fears of a "copycat effect" following such high profile suicides valid? Or do they result in greater awareness - suicides dropped following the death of Kurt Cobain in 1994, for instance, according to a study by the Catholic University of America, as reported in Newsweek in 2014. ...

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