Tag: suicide

The evolving coverage of depression and suicide in the media

In 2017, Netflix released the series 13 Reasons Why, sparking a media frenzy about the show’s portrayal of suicide. In a recent study, Robert Whitley, an assistant professor in McGill’s Department of Psychiatry, investigated the Canadian media’s coverage of 13 Reasons Why. Collecting data from 20 Canadian news outlets, Whitley’s team […]

McGill experts discuss Supreme Court decision on physician-assisted death

The Supreme Court’s ruling on Feb. 6 against the criminal ban of physician-assisted death has sparked questions amongst McGill experts regarding Canada’s future legislation on the issue.   According to the Supreme Court judgment, the Criminal Code that currently bans individuals from assisting others in suicide is in contradiction with […]