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Suicide Contagion & the Risks of Literature

Cynthia Gralla discusses whether depicting suicide in literature causes more instances of it, & portrayal responsibilities for authors.

Experts have identified a phenomenon called “suicide contagion,” whereby exposure to it, whether through a loss in one’s family or peer group, the publicizing of…




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Cynthia Gralla

Cynthia Gralla

Author of The Floating World (Ballantine), The Demimonde in Japanese Literature (Cambria Press), and the forthcoming Chronic: Language, Blame, and Healing.

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