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Determining the Effects of Protective Suicide Content in the Print Media in India

2020 Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $98,758
Focus Areas: Clinical Treatment Studies, Psychosocial Studies

Gregory Armstrong, Ph.D.

Gregory Armstrong, Ph.D.
University of Melbourne (Australia)

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Suicide rates are high in India and media reporting on suicide is often unsafe. This study aims to improve media content about suicide by focusing on stories from individuals with lived experience of a suicide crisis, and implementing the World Health Organization guidelines for suicide prevention messaging in print, in India. Findings can inform the development of media-based approaches to writing about suicide.