Sensationalizing celebrity suicides leads to more deaths, says expert

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Each time, a celebrity dies, many media outlets go gaga just for the sake of  TRPs and readership throwing ethics and morals to the winds.

The coverage of actor Sushant Singh’s suicide has once again brought to the fore the need to observe restraint while reporting on suicide cases. Dr. Lakshmi Vijayakumar, who drafted the National Suicide Prevention Plan and founder of Sneha suicide prevention centre speaks about the importance of sensitive reporting of suicides in this podcast.

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