Media Coverage

Press Releases

2016. “Study Shows how a Community’s Culture and Social Connectedness can Increase Suicide Risk.” American Sociological Association. September 22, 2016. Washington, DC.

Peters, Mark. 2016. “Community matters in suicide prevention, study shows.” UChicago News. September 9, 2016. Chicago, IL.

Selected Interviews

Lovett, Ian. 2019. “One teenager killed himself. Six more followed: Beneath a rise in suicides nationwide is the vexing phenomenon of deaths clustering in the same town, at the same school, on the same block.” The Wall Street Journal. April 12, 2019.

Gupta, Sujata. 2019. “What we know and don’t know about how mass trauma affects mental health.” Science News: Magazine of the Society for Science & the Public. April 3, 2019.

Mercer, David. 2018. “Bringing Sociology into Efforts to Prevent Suicide.” Researcher Profile. dialogo: UChicago Social Sciences. (Spring Issue).

Cunningham, Aimee. 2017. “Gay, lesbian and bisexual high schoolers report ‘tragically high’ suicide risk.” Science News: Magazine of the Society for Science & the Public. December 19th, 2017.

Bower, Bruce. 2016. “Erasing stigma needed in mental health care: Family, community attitudes deter depressed, suicidal people from getting effective help.” Science News: Magazine of the Society for Science & the Public. October 13, 2016.

Selected Media Coverage

Ducharme, Jamie. “Suicide Deaths are often ‘Contagious.’ This may help explain why.” TIME Magazine. April 18, 2019.

Social Connectedness can increase suicide risk. Community plays a role in perpetuating suicide clusters.” Science Daily. September 9, 2016.

Pedersen, Traci. “Intense Pressure to Succeed, Social Connectedness Ups Risk of Suicide Clusters.” PsychCentral. September 10, 2016.

Eswaran, Vidya. 2017. “Gender differences in qualitative feedback – Article Review” FemInEM Blog. September 26, 2017.

Frost, Jaqui. 2015. “Suicide as Culturally Contagious.” The Society Pages. July 29, 2015.

Sociology professors ask, is teenage suicide contagious?” Phys.org. April 11, 2014.