Recommendations for reporting on suicide (Spanish, German, and French)
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This two-page fact sheet, available in Spanish, German, and French, provides research-based recommendations for reporting on suicide. Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide is available for free. It can be downloaded from http://reportingonsuicide.org/.
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.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
8120 Penn Avenue South, Suite 470
Bloomington, MN 55431