Portraying suicide for stage and screen

The portrayal of suicide in television drama, film and theatre internationally is widespread. It has increased over time, with depictions of the act of suicide becoming lengthier, more graphic and more sensationalised.
While the portrayal of suicide can be shocking and engaging, evidence suggests that the dramatic portrayal of suicide can have an impact on vulnerable audiences, including an increase in copycat suicide and/or a reduction in the likelihood that those considering taking their own lives will seek appropriate help.
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