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Sunday, February 27, 2022

Celebrity Suicides

At any given moment, thousands of people, perhaps tens of thousands, are contemplating suicide. While the vast majority of these people will not take their own lives, it doesn't help when the media reports a celebrity suicide in gruesome detail. Such reportage undoubtedly encourages some to convert suicidal thoughts into actual self destruction. While news organizations are not known for self-restraint, it would be nice if reporters were a little more sensitive to the negative effects of their coverage of such events.

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