Recommendations for reporting on suicide
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Publisher: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Organization: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
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This website provides free access to research-based recommendations for reporting on suicide
Media that implement the recommendations will:
- Reduce the type of language in reporting that may increase suicide risk of contagion.
- Reflect in their reporting an understanding of the causes of suicide, its relationship to mental illness, and the effectiveness of treatments.
- Avoid reporting myths and misunderstandings about suicide.
- Better understand the questions to ask and angles to pursue when reporting about suicide