Tamil Nadu Student Suicides: Role of Media – The Quint

Media plays an important role in how an event is processed by inviduals. It can influence behavior negatively by contributing to contagion or positively by encouraging help-seeking. After the recent events in Tamil Nadu closer to exam, I shared my views on Twitter and Quint about how reporting can influence individual behavior, popularly referred to as Werther effect and Papageno effect.

My views for The Quint : https://www.thequint.com/fit/health-news/tamil-nadu-class-12-girl-student-suicides-what-is-copycat-suicide-werther-effect-psychology-media-reporting-guidelines-psychologists#read-more

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