Celebrity Suicide in the Media

Sometimes you see a news headline like this: Progressive rock legend Emerson dies Then you read the news and discover it was a suicide by self-inflicted gunshot. The only reason I mention this is that I’m in a suicide awareness class right now. In two weeks, we have a discussion about how the media reports suicide. Today, we talked about suicide encounters online. The anonymity and privacy you have online sometimes lets you express …

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20 Years

Twenty years ago this coming November will be twenty years since a young adult completed suicide in the residence hall I lived in. The event had an impact on me. What if I trigger someone with my research? The Butterfly Effect has been on my mind. What if I get something wrong today that leaves an impact on a student who later takes their life? This is a group learning experience, and I think …

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