Myung Et Al
I remember when Kurt Cobain committed suicide at such a young age and the shock it was (I’m dating myself). I didn’t hear about a rise in suicides, but I did when Robin Williams did which was so sad. Another shock was Kate Spade because her battle with depression was not talked about from what I knew anyway. When my kids were in high school the Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” came out along with a school notice warning to parents in what it was about so I forbid them to even click on it. This came out after a well-known student who was having identity issues and committed suicide. She was well loved by all students, so nobody had a clue. Unfortunately, there is a rise in suicide rates within one month after a famous person takes their life (Myung et al., 2015). People who are vulnerable regarding this anyway may find it as acceptable since it is in the media so consequently do so themselves (Myung et al., 2015).