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The effects of a celebrity suicide on suicide rates in Hong Kong.

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BACKGROUND: Deaths of celebrities, especially by suicide, can be followed by an increase in population suicide rates, particularly where there is extensive media reporting. We have examined the impact on suicides following the death of a famous Hong Kong pop singer whose death from suicide by jumping from a height, occurred on 1st April 2003, and resulted in extensive and often dramatic media coverage. METHODS: Data on suicides were obtained from the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Departmen...

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10.1016/j.jad.2006.03.015

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Journal:
Journal of affective disorders
Volume:
93
Issue:
1-3
Pages:
245-252
Publication date:
2006-07-05
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EISSN:
1573-2517
ISSN:
0165-0327
URN:
uuid:2151ce9a-5fbe-48a5-9956-2547685cb436
Source identifiers:
168464
Local pid:
pubs:168464

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