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  1. John R Ashton, Joint Editors ,
  2. Carlos Alvarez-Dardet, Joint Editors

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    In this issue there is a mixed bag. We explore media coverage as a risk factor in suicide, something for which there is clearly a case—chance would be a fine thing if we could get the media generally signed up to a prevention approach, but Stack and his colleagues wish to go further and explore the specific aspects of media coverage that are conducive to copycat events. By “fire” in this issue, I refer to the paper by Kinra and Black on landmine effects in Bosnia and Herzegovnia: in the aftermath of war the authors point out the importance of different approaches to secondary prevention of mine injuries for children and adults. And staying with children, the Gallery this month explores the involvement of children in describing their own urban environments; while Segura from Barcelona, on his Spanish soapbox, …

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