It’s time to start taking mental illness and suicide contagion more seriously.

Suicide contagion. Yep, I said it, and yes it is a real thing. It’s a dangerous thing that follows a publicized suicide of any kind, but specifically, a celebrity suicide. I think it’s safe to say, that along with a number of contributing factors from the media, this new attitude of slacktivism the world has taken to across social media just adds to it. Suicide contagion is defined as “the process whereby one suicide or suicidal act within a school,[Read more]