Suicide early research failure

Weekend Variety Wireless 28/08/2018
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Ipsos research director Jonathan Dodd describes one of the first serious pieces of modern social science research and how it got so many things wrong.

Mr Dodd’s Master thesis was about the failings of suicide research.

He discusses the time when it was public policy not to talk about the subject, and how it remains a difficult thing to address plainly but effectively today.

Where to find help and support:

  • Free call or text 1737

  • Suicide Crisis Helpline  0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)

  • Healthline  0800 611 116

  • Samaritans  0800 726 666

  • Depression Helpline - 0800 111 757

  • Mental Health Foundation

Listen to the full interview with Jonathan Dodd above.

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