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| Aug 10, 2011 | 11:05 AM | Comments
If all of your screenwriter friends made their characters jump off a bridge, would you do the same?
It seems that in Hollywood, the answer is increasingly becoming "yes," with on-screen portrayals of suicide tripling between 1950 and 2006.
However, it's not always the old "someone drilled one of my eyeballs out and there happens to be a train approaching" song-and-dance from torture-porn movies like "Hostel" that make it to the big screen; the relative destigmatization of certain forms of mental illness in countries like the US has led to more nuanced portrayals of suicidal behavior in film. Get More »