Note: How we talk about suicide matters. The way the media talks about suicide can influence negative behavior or even lead to possible contagion. Make a positive impact in how you discuss depression and suicide! Please, refer to the SPRC Safe Reporting guidelines sheet available for download here. This 2-page sheet “offers evidence-based recommendations for creating safe and effective messages to raise public awareness that suicide is a serious and preventable public health problem…” (SPRC, 2014, “Safe and effective messaging for suicide prevention”)
Additionally, reportingonsuicide.org is a helpful resource to learn the best practice standards for journalists, bloggers, or frequent message board users, when discussing suicide.
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