Journal article

Systematic review and meta-analyses of suicidal outcomes following fictional portrayals of suicide and suicide attempt in entertainment media

Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Stefanie Kirchner, Benedikt Till, Mark Sinyor, Ulrich S Tran, Jane Pirkis, Matthew J Spittal

ECLINICALMEDICINE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021

Abstract

Background: Guidelines to encourage responsible reporting of suicide in news media are a key component of suicide prevention strategies. Recent guidelines have been developed on portrayal of suicide in entertainment media although the relationship between these portrayals and subsequent suicidal behaviour has received considerably less attention in research. Methods: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine the association between portrayals of suicide and suicide attempt in entertainment media and suicidal behaviour in the population. We searched PubMed, Scopus, Embase, PsycInfo, Web of Science and Google Scholar until April 20, 2021. We included studies adopting interr..

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Grants

Awarded by Austrian Science Fund (FWF)


Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship - Australian Government


Awarded by Australian Government - National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

Kirchner reports grants from Austrian Science Fund (FWF), project P30918-B27, during the conduct of the study. Dr. Sinyor reports personal fees from University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry, personal fees from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Department of Psychiatry, grants from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, grants from Canadian Institutes of Health Research, grants from Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, grants from Mental Health Research Canada, grants from Institute for the Advancements in Mental Health, grants from University of Toronto Miner's Lamp Innovation Fund, grants from Telus Canada, during the conduct of the study. Dr. Spittal is a recipient of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT180100075) funded by the Australian Government. Dr. Pirkis is funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Grant (GNT1173126).