Risque suicidaire et préférences musicales : y a-t-il un lien ?

Translated title of the contribution: Suicidality and musical preferences: a possible link?

Gladys Mikolajczak, Martin Desseilles

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Music is an important part of young people's lives. In this article, we attempt to answer two questions on the links between music et suicide. First, we examine if certain types of music favor suicidal process (ideation and acting out); and, secondly, we examine if music can constitute a tool to reduce the risk of suicide. Several factors possibly involved in links between musical preferences and the suicidal process are developed: the Velten effect and the musical mood induction procedure, the identification and the learning by imitation, the media influence as well as the individual characteristics. A multifactor approach is necessary to understand the complex and birectional links that unite musical preferences and suicide risk.
Translated title of the contributionSuicidality and musical preferences: a possible link?
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)129-50
Number of pages22
JournalSanté mentale au Québec
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Humans
  • Music
  • Risk Factors
  • Suicide


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