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SAMHSA, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), and others release new recommendations for media reporting on suicide

SAMHSA has collaborated with more than a dozen agencies and organizations, including SPRC, to issue new recommendations for media reporting on suicide. The recommendations were developed by a group of suicide prevention experts, researchers and journalists and are based on more than 50 research studies. Advice for online journalists (including bloggers, message board forums and moderators, and “citizen journalists”) is included. A new website, www.ReportingOnSuicide.org, provides access to the recommendations and includes additional information, such as links to supporting research and media examples.

Read the advisory at www.samhsa.gov.