Year: 1987 Source: New York: W.W. Norton, 1987. p.45-56 SIEC No: 19871566

This chapter examines the effect media coverage can have on people bereaved by suicide. The author presents numerous examples, from her own experiences after her brother’s suicide & from her work as a therapist in a bereavement group, of how a news story can make family members feel more stigmatized or how it can be used to educate the public. Some guidelines are offered that can help reporters cover a suicide story but also be sensitive to the needs of the bereaved family.