Talking & reporting on suicide

Media can play a crucial role in reducing suicides deaths by providing safe media coverage, improving awareness and promoting help-seeking. Media stories about suicide also have the potential to do harm if not done safely.

To Mindframe National Media Initiative have developed guidelines and resources to help journalists to report on suicide in a way which is not only safe but can also have a positive impact the community. The guidelines cover:

- Deciding whether to report

- What language to use

- What details to avoid

- How to frame the discussion

- Interviewing family and friends

- Promoting help-seeking