Words Can Save Lives
The way we speak about suicide can save lives. More than 100 studies worldwide show responsible, and accurate reporting can reduce the risk of suicide attempts while encouraging vulnerable teens and adults to seek help.
Best practices for suicide reporting have been compiled by The Associated Press Managing Editors, National Press Photographers Association, and the Poynter Institute in conjunction with the leading suicide prevention organizations in the U.S.
View editorial guidelines at reportingonsuicide.org
Additional Resources for Reporters
Download a Teen Lifeline fact sheet to learn more about teen suicide in Arizona.
Warning Signs & Prevention Fact Sheet: Warning signs a teen may be considering suicide, tips for how to respond, and protective factors that reduce suicide risk.
Arizona Teen Suicide Fact Sheet: Statistics about teen suicide in Arizona and the United States from the most recently available data.
Teen Lifeline Fact Sheet: The latest information about Teen Lifeline, including the number of calls received annually, where calls originate, ages of callers, and other suicide prevention efforts.