Year: 1999 Source: Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health, (September 1999). 54p. SIEC No: 19981081

Responsible media reporting is identified as an important element of the NZ Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy. This handbook designed in consultation with media personnel includes a summary of research on the links between reporting & portrayal of suicide & contagion issues (including theatrical & fictional works), a knowledge section, & intervention techniques for media members who are contacted by a suicidal person. A summary card listing considerations for journalists & editors is included.