[Air-l] Japanese suicide references

David Brake d.r.brake at lse.ac.uk
Sat Jan 20 08:12:17 PST 2007

A mix of popular media references (most but not all to Japanese  
suicides) and a few academic articles follow FYI (academic articles  

Savin-Williams, R. C. and G. L. Ream (2003) "Suicide Attempts among  
Sexual-Minority Male Youth", Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent  
Psychology, 32 (4), p. 509.
Becker, K., M. El-Faddagh and M. H. Schmidt (2004) "Cybersuicide or  
Werther-Effect Online: Suicide Chatrooms or Forums in the World Wide  
Web", Kindheit und Entwicklung, 13 (1), p. 14.
Becker, K., et al. (2004) "Parasuicide Online: Can Suicide Websites  
Trigger Suicidal Behaviour in Predisposed Adolescents?" Nordic  
Journal of Psychiatry, 58 (2), p. 111.
Prasad, V. and D. Owens (2001) "Using the Internet as a Source of  
Self-Help for People Who Self-Harm", Psychiatric Bulletin, 25 (6),  
pp. 222-225.  http://pb.rcpsych.org/cgi/content/abstract/25/6/222
Rajagopal, S. (2004) "Suicide Pacts and the Internet", BMJ, 329  
(7478), pp. 1298-1299.  http://bmj.bmjjournals.com

Craig, O. (2003) Chatmates Watched Internet Suicide  Last accessed:   
Last updated: 2003/02/09/  Address:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ 
Kennedy, H. M. T. (2003) He Takes Fatal Od as Internet Pals Watch:  
Chatroom Vultures Egged Him to Pop More Rx Pills  Last accessed:   
Last updated: 2003/02/01/  Address:  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ 
Nichols, J. (2003) Net Friends Faulted in Online Overdose  Last  
accessed:  Last updated: 2003/02/05/  Address:  http:// 
Wark, P. and R. DiGirolamo (2003) Self-Oblivion Just a Click Away   
Last accessed:  Last updated: 2003/02/07/  Address:  http:// 
Fiedler, G. and R. Lindner (2001) "Suicide Fora on the Internet"  
Doctorow, C. (2002) Searching Google for Suicide Boing Boing  Last  
accessed: Dec 18 2002   Last updated: Dec 10 2002  Address:  http:// 
Parry, R. L. (2005) "Suicide, the Net and Death with a Stranger". in  
The Times,  30 June 2005, http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/article/ 
Cobain, I. (2005) "Clampdown on Chatrooms after Two Strangers Die in  
First Internet Death Pact". in The Guardian,  11 Oct 2005, http:// 
Harding, A. (2004) Japan's Internet 'Suicide Clubs' BBC  Last  
accessed: 9 Sep 2005   Last updated:  Address:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/ 

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