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Does Country Music Have an Impact on Suicidal Tendencies?

Summary: Can country music nurture a suicidal mood?
Air Date: 9/18/15
Duration: 10
Host: Leigh Vinocur, MD
Guest Bio: Steven John Stack, PhD
Steven John Stack Dr. Steven John Stack is the author of 318 articles and chapters, as well as three books. Most of these are on social risk and protective factors including 1) risk factors: music, economic strain, intimate partner problems, movies, and news coverage of suicide; and 2) protective factors: religiosity, marriage, children, employment.
Does Country Music Have an Impact on Suicidal Tendencies?
According to the Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, more than 30,000 Americans commit suicide every year.

It's been said that music can alter the way that you think, feel, or react to certain things. But, can music, specifically country music, help nurture a suicidal mood?

Listen in as lead author of a recent study on this concept, Steven John Stack, PhD, joins Dr. Leigh to discuss the effects of country music on suicide.
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