Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Annenberg Public Policy Center; Columbia University Department of Psychiatry; National Alliance on Mental Illness, New Hampshire; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Suicide is a public health issue. Media and online coverage of suicide should be informed by using best practices. Some suicide deaths may be newsworthy. However, the way media cover suicide can influence behavior negatively by contributing to contagion, or positively by encouraging help-seeking. This website provides free access to research-based recommendations for reporting on suicide.