International Symposium: Media and Suicide

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On the 11th to the 12th of April the Department of Media Studies (IMS) at Stockholm University is hosting an international symposium: Media and Suicide. An Interdisiplinary and Global Perspective. The symposium is organized in collaboration with the National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention of Mental Ill Health (NASP).

Internationally prominent researchers will present recent scientific findings and discussions on theoretical aspects of the field of media and suicide. Central themes of the symposium are the way taboo and stigma surrounding suicide and mental health are handled and communicated in society and culture; development of media-based suicide prevention efforts, as well as knowledge-translation for the purpose of informing the general public, authorities and decision-makers on risks and opportunities of various types of mediated communication about suicide.

Presentations during the symposium are organized under the following sessions:

  • Media and Suicide: What do we know Where do we go? (I & II)
  • Suicide in the News
  • Suicide Prevention through Media Interventions
  • Medias Role on Suicide Pacts, Suicide Clusters and Cyber-Bullying
  • Intimate On-Line Conversations about Suicide

The symposium takes place at the Department of Media Studies (IMS), Stockholm university, Stockholm, Sweden. The symposium is free to attend, but registration is required. Deadline for registration is March 25.

For further information, please visit the symposium’s homepage or the homepage of NASP.

Udgivet den 24.03.2015