Reporting on mental health conditions and suicide

Date: 2016
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Training
Author:  Miller MJ; McCoy M
Publisher:  The Poynter Institute

This course will help journalists and others gain a better understanding of mental health conditions, mental illness and covering suicide. It offers guidelines for interviewing survivors of suicide in a professional, compassionate manner and explains the roles played by video, audio and photographs in telling their stories. Sponsors include the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the Education Development Center (EDC),  Suicide Prevention Resources Center (SPRC) and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. training partners include the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)

Populations:  Survivors of Suicide Loss
About Suicide:  Behavioral Health Disorders
Planning and Implementing:  Education and Training, News and Entertainment Media, New and Social Media, Safe/Effective Messaging