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Laened, MA. Approximately, every 58 hours a police officer is killed in the Line of Duty. Author Clarke Paris reveals this cultural secret of Police Suicide and what steps are needed to restore the physical and emotional health within Law Enforcement today. Law Enforcement Personnel are routinely confronted with tragic and emotional situations. These encounters impact not only their lives, but the lives of those around them.
I recommend the reading of this book by every law enforcement officer and their spouse, to help them understand that others are experiencing the same feelings, and to help them identify when going it alone is not the answer. This book is a must read through the very last chapter.
Netflix and Suicide: The Disturbing Example of “13 Reasons Why”
Seahorn, PH. It focuses on the suicide of a teen girl. The first season leads up to her suicide, which is shown in graphic detail. The show was immediately popular, and the first season was the third most-binged show on Netflix in A second season was released on May 18, Lisa Horowitz and other scientists began to worry as soon as they heard about the show. Horowitz is a pediatric psychologist — someone who studies the thoughts and behaviors of children and teens.
Horowitz was worried about suicide contagion. Research has shown that people may become more likely to show suicidal behavior after being exposed to suicide in their family, community or the media. Horowitz and her colleagues were therefore concerned that 13 Reasons Why might increase rates of teen suicide. This government agency tracks how and when people have died.
The Horowitz team looked at how many people died by suicide between and the end of They divided those data into three age groups: 10 to 17, 18 to 29, and 30 to Then, the scientists compared suicide rates before the show aired to those right around the time of its release. In general, suicides increased over time.
But for people over 18, there were no more suicides after the show aired than the scientists would have predicted. In contrast, there was a 29 percent increase in the suicide rate among to year-olds in April That was the month after the show came out. There also were more suicides among teens in March , when the trailer for the show was spreading around the internet.
Overall, the researchers estimated that more suicides occurred among to year-olds than would have been expected. And although the show focuses on the suicide of a teenage girl, the biggest increase occurred in teen boys.
Horowitz and her colleagues published their results April 28 in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. However, she adds, the research does not prove that the show caused those extra deaths.
There are lots of factors. Each episode also has notes before it that warn viewers of potentially disturbing content. It also offers a website with resources to help. Dan Romer is a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Like Horowitz, he also was very concerned about 13 Reasons Why. Instead of looking through death records, however, he and his colleagues decided to ask people who were watching the show how they were feeling.
They surveyed people between the ages of 18 and Each filled out surveys before and after watching the second season of the show. The second season — like the first — is pretty grim.
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Everything goes wrong all the time. Romer found that people who watched some of the second season — but not all — were at a higher risk for suicide. They thought about it more often and were less hopeful about the future. But if people — especially students — watched the second season to the end, they had a lower risk of suicide. In fact, they had fewer suicidal thoughts than people who had never seen the show at all.
But this second study, too, found only a correlation. Teens and young adults have many other stresses in their lives that might contribute to suicidal thoughts. In a May 3 statement, a Netflix spokesperson said the network was aware of both studies and that they may be seen as contradicting each other. Neither study can prove that 13 Reasons Why increased — or decreased — the risk for suicide. It only means that people should do so carefully. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults ages 15 to 29 as of If you or someone you know is suffering from suicidal thoughts, please seek help.
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Or you can text Please do not suffer in silence. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC is charged with protecting public health and safety by working to control and prevent disease, injury and disabilities. It does this by investigating disease outbreaks, tracking exposures by Americans to infections and toxic chemicals, and regularly surveying diet and other habits among a representative cross-section of all Americans. When there is a positive correlation, an increase in one variable is associated with an increase in the other.
For instance, scientists might correlate an increase in time spent watching TV with an increase in rates of obesity. Where there is an inverse correlation, an increase in one value is associated with a drop in the other. Scientists might correlate an increase in TV watching with a decrease in time spent exercising each week.