CONTENT ANALYSIS OF NEWSPRINTS REPORTED CASES OF SUICIDE IN NIGERIA BETWEEN 2010- 2015 USING PRINCIPLE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AUTOSPY.

AREMU Saad Bolakale, Folorunsho NUHU, Abdulrasaq1 AMUSA

Abstract


Newspaper reports on suicide seems to be on the increase. Despite this, needed attention has not been given to the menace. Are these reported cases that of suicide or secondary to other causes? The Aims of this paper is to further sensitize Governmental, Non governmental, clinicians and other stakeholders on the increasing report of suicide by Media organizations and to also determine whether these cases are secondary to suicide using psychological principle.  Sixty three (80%) of the seventy eight cases analyzed meet the criteria of suicide. It is therefore suggested that preventive measures as well as prompt diagnosis and treatment should be put in place to stem the tide in our society.

Keywords


Newsprints Reports, Suicide, Psychological Autopsy

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