Suicide rate rises after funeral of Princess of WalesBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7271.1246/c (Published 18 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1246
- Raj Persaud
A rise in the suicide rate in England and Wales followed the funeral of Princess Diana three years ago, a new study shows. The University of Oxford Centre for Suicide Research found that the overall suicide rate in England and Wales rose by 17% in the four weeks after her funeral, compared with the average reported for that period in the four previous years (British Journal of Psychiatry 2000;177:469-72).
The number of people taking their life in this period increased by 40, but the …