Resources for journalists writing about suicide

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The Lancet Psychiatry study (abstract) onNewspaper coverage of suicide and initiation of suicide clusters in teenagers in the USA, 1988–96: a retrospective, population-based, case-control study

Preventing Suicide: A Resource for Media Professionals” from the World Health Organization’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (PDF)

Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide” developed by an extensive group of suicide prevention and awareness organizations (PDF)

Reporting on Suicide: Recommendations for the Media” developed by U.S. federal agencies, nonprofits and the Annenberg Public Policy Center (PDF)

Guide to Engaging the Media in Suicide Prevention” developed by the Suicide Prevention Action Network USA and Suicide Prevention Resource Center (PDF)

Covering Suicide Worldwide” (PDF)

American Association of Suicidology’s Guide for Media Professionals

Report from Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, “Covering Tragedies:” http://www.dartcenter.org/content/tragedies-journalists-6#.UQvWk2e7uno

The Poynter Institute webinar: “Trauma Awareness: What Every Journalist Needs to Know:” http://www.newsu.org/courses/trauma-awareness-what-every-journalist-needs-know

From the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, “Covering Children and Teenagers:” http://www.dartcenter.org/content/mass-shooting-at-connecticut-elementary-school#.UQvbNGe7uno

Stewart Hughes, of the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, on BBC, talking about doing no harm when interviewing children on trauma: http://www.dartcenter.org/blog/newtowns-children#.UQvfdme7uno

The Poynter Institute, Resources for Reporting on the Economy and Mental Health (with resources for reporting on suicide): http://www.newsu.org/resources/sri/stress-and-the-economy

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