WHO: Preventing Suicide, a Resource for Media Professionals

This revised edition of Preventing suicide: A resource for media professionals, produced in collaboration with the International Association for Suicide Prevention, summarises current evidence on the impact of media reporting of suicide, and provides practical guidance for media professionals on how to report on suicide responsibly.

The resource now applies to new media (i.e. online, digital and social media) as well as more traditional media (i.e. print, broadcast by radio or television).

The primary audience for this resource comprises professionals working directly in the media, such as journalists, news directors, editors, copy editors, photographers and videographers, as well as journalism schools. More broadly, it is addressed to all other stakeholders who communicate and message or speak publicly about suicide and suicide prevention.

There is also a suite of social media assets available to download.

WHO: Preventing Suicide, a Resource for Media Professionals



Published by: WHO & IASP
First published: 1999, 2nd Revision 2017, 3rd Revision 2023

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