Suicide and the Media: the Reporting and Portrayal of Suicide in the Media – a Resource
New Zealand. Ministry of Health
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.