Dr. Steven Stack joins #SPSM for a full hour (FINALLY!), 9/13/15, 9pCT, to talk suicide and cinema. He will be sharing movie clips, data, and commentary from his book “Suicide Movies.” We’ll be chatting about what cinema has to contribute to the field of Suicidology, and the similarities and differences in how movies treat suicide, versus what seems to be happening IRL (In Real Life). In a rare move, we went overtime on #SPSM during our movie review night a few months ago, because Dr. Stack made a brief guest appearance that so good we had to keep talking (and we usually are good about ending on the hour).
At #SPSM we give the people what they want, and what they want is Dr. Stack. We’ll also be releasing a compilation of movie clips we will be screening for educational purposes (sharing these clips falls under “fair use” both for their brevity, and as an educational tool). Read @DocForeman’s review of Stack’s book here:
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The Tweets for this chat will be archived on Storify.
You can watch the film clips we reviewed here (Trigger warning: Clips may contain graphic depictions of suicide or discussion of means).
Anna Karenina: https://youtu.be/LibATQOnDKA
Great White Hope: https://youtu.be/OAACfzS_dks
Fighting 69th: https://youtu.be/5pra1vSUAGA
Sixth Sense: https://youtu.be/qkYwdYe6WyQ
Up In The Air: https://youtu.be/O2kud1xLieI
House of Sand and Fog: https://youtu.be/PWw02D_heHc
Mystery Ranch: https://youtu.be/0Xi1APc6yEE
Check out Dr. Steven Stack’s bio at Wayne State University! Also of note, Stack has published 318 articles/chapters and 3 books. Most concern the social risk & protective factors for suicide. According to data on the Web of Science, this work has received over 4,200 citations. According to Google Scholar, which casts a wider net, his work has received over 8,400 citations.