Suicide Rates Peak After Celebrities Commit Suicide :FACT

A celebrity or public figure committing suicide always seems to attract national attention, leading the country into a discussion on the importance of understanding mental illness, and how to treat it. For example, when Robin Williams tragically passed away, his wide fan base was not only devastated, but made moves to discuss on social media how plights of the depressed should not be taken lightly. But what does this mean for those going through similar struggles? Can celebrity suicides impact the thoughts of those also wanting to end it all?

The researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are finding evidence that this is definitely the case.

Examining Reddit’s popular suicide support forum, “SuicideWatch,” researchers looked to see how activity and conversations by those seeking help change after a celebrity takes their life. They found that often in the aftermath of a celebrity death, those on social media will discuss committing suicide more themselves, as their posts become more filled with anger and anxiety.

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 Rihana in her suicide video (pic)

A theory, known as the “Werther effect” suggests that suicide rates and attempts will increase after a celebrity commits suicide. Previous studies looking into the Werther effect have examined suicide outcomes following this major event, but Georgia Tech’s new study aims to look at morale after the news in order to plan future interventions

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Kurt Cobain Nirvana of the pop group  killed himself.

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To gain further insight into the thought process of people contemplating suicide after such an event, Munum De Choudhry, a Georgia Tech assistant professor, and a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University looked at nearly 66,000 posts from 19,000 unique visitors to Reddit’s

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“SuicideWatch” forum. They examined the site between October 2013 and December 2014, looking specifically at how language changed after 10 reported celebrity suicides, including the death of Robin Williams in 2014.

They found that posts after celebrity suicides were covered in the news focused more on using “I” and “me” pronouns, while posters also seeming more resolute on committing suicide. For example, posts before the event were often in line with phrases like, “I need some help. … I feel I’m right on the edge,” while posts after tended to read, “I’ll be ending it this weekend.”

“Redditors tended to be more inwardly focused after celebrity suicide,” said co-leader Mark Dredze of Johns Hopkins University in a recent press release. “They wrote less about other people. Posts about family and friends shifted to ‘I’ and ‘me.’ We saw more self-disclosure and sadness.” For the most part, Redditors did not seem to be going online to talk about the celebrity’s death, but instead to talk about their own lives and wanting to end them.

Overall, De Choudhury says that using Reddit to test the validity of the Werther effect gave her team further information on how to help suicidal individuals in a time where they may be most vulnerable. She suggests that when a celebrity suicide occurs, leaders of sub-Reddit groups could ask moderators to check the site more frequently, and monitor Redditors’ responses. Taking this a step further, developing algorithms could help assess the suicide risk score of some of these posters before and after a suicide, so that specialists can keep a close eye on when someone may need help.

perhaps this video may make people think twice about committing suicide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4uXTYjzn7w

 

Tamara Laroux killed herself when she was 16 years old. She went to hell and brought back to life by Jesus. Suicide is the worst thing people do. Everybody who commits suicide end up going to hell even Christians because they don’t get a chance to repent. Jesus is the Only Way to go to Heaven. Believe in Jesus and repent your sins if you are not a Christian yet.

1 Corinthians 6:19
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;

1 Corinthians 3:17
If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple.

“The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations was set up in London in 1921 to study the “breaking point” of humans. Kurt Lewin, a German psychologist, became the director of the Tavistock Institute in 1932, about the same time Nazi Germany was increasing itsresearch into neuropsychology, parapsychology and multigenerational occultism.

 Stars Who Committed Suicide

Robin Williams – age 63

The suicide of beloved actor Robin Williams shocked the world. He won an Oscar for his role in Good Will Hunting, not to mention two Emmys, six Golden Globes, and five Grammys over his career. He ended his life by hanging himself at his home in Paradise Cay, California, after a long history of depression.

Kurt Cobain – age 27

The much-loved Nirvana frontman died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He wrote in a suicide note, “Frances and Courtney, I’ll be at your altar. Please keep going Courtney, for Frances for her life will be so much happier without me. I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU.”

Tony Scott – age 68

The director of classics films like Top Gun and True Romance, Tony Scott died from multiple blunt force injuries after jumping off a bridge into the Los Angeles Harbor. He left notes for his friends and family, but they didn’t reveal why he decided to kill himself. His brother, director Ridley Scott, speculated that Tony may have become beaten down by his long battle with cancer.

Lucy Gordon – age 28

The British actress and star of Spiderman 3 and Serendipity was found dead in her Paris apartment. She hanged herself and left behind two suicide notes.

Jonathan Brandis – age 27

The star of Neverending Story II, Jonathan Brandis hanged himself and died from his injuries in the hospital the next day.

Alexander McQueen – age 40

World-famous fashion designer Alexander McQueen lost his will to live after his mother died. One week later, he killed himself by ingesting a cocktail of prescription meds and cocaine and then hanging himself.

Don Cornelius – age 75

Creator and host of Soul Train, Don Cornelius committed suicide with a self-inflicted shot to the head. He had despaired over his declining health and suffered multiple seizures caused by an aneurysm 15 years previously.

Lee Thompson Young – age 29

Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and did not leave a note

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L’Wren Scott – age 49 

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The fashion designer and girlfriend of Mick Jagger hanged herself with a scarf in 2014.

 

40 Stars Who Committed Suicide

sources

http://www.medicaldaily.com/suicide-rates-peak-after-celebrities-commit-suicide-reddit-forums-could-help-aid-354408