Year: 1991 Source: McLean, Va.: Association of State & Territorial Health Officials,(March 1991). 8 p. SIEC No: 19920100

This document discusses suicide clusters among youth in the United States. The author provides 11 recommendations for public officials & the media when covering a story about suicide. For example, journalists should not oversimplify the cause of suicide or dramatize suicide, & public officials should not withhold information & offer no comment. Examples of news stories with high & low potential for contagion are included. U.S. organizational resources & 11 references are also provided. (VM)