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Reply to:Accurate and professional media coverage can have an impact on the suicide influence of a popular cultural figure or celebrity within the population (Park, et al., 2016)). If a media outlet reports the death of a celebrity but fails to offer effective resources to cope with such a loss, then this can have the repercussion of increasing suicide incidents because followers may not know how to cope with the loss and may trigger emotions they have already been dealing with. Furthermore, if the person has had a deep following of the celebrity as well as a connection then the contribution to suicide increases. Leading factors that can arouse the thought of suicide in adolescents are the popularity and personality of the celebrity, as well as the not well-matured brain that is easily allured into following what others do. This is especially the case when someone is lonely and sees a celebrity as their only friend and hero.
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