Suicide reporting recommendations: Media as partners in suicide prevention
American Association of Suicidology
These guidelines provide updates from previously published national and international suicide reporting guidelines, along with updated recommendations for reporting on suicide using social media. They are not intended to limit
press freedom but rather serve as an evidence based resource for effective reporting on suicide. They are grounded in the principles of journalism ethics (3,4) and suicide prevention. (2) The goals of these guidelines are to support
journalists in creating effective news stories that inform the public and increase awareness about suicide and its complexities, while reducing risk of additional suicides.