Preventing Suicide In India By Improving Media Reporting Of Suicides
Grant number: 1138096 | Funding period: 2018 - 2021
Suicide rates in India are among the highest in the world, resulting in over 258,000 suicide deaths annually with far-reaching socio-economic effects. One of the few successful suicide prevention strategies at the population level is responsible media reporting of suicides. This fellowship will support the applicant to undertake pioneering research on media reporting of suicides in India, with potential for a profound impact on media practices, suicide rates and suicide prevention awareness.
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