Suicide is a public health issue that affects individuals and families of all ages, socio-economic groups, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Stigma, myths and social attitudes about suicide can make it difficult for people and families in pain to get the help they need, and leave others unsure of how to offer or receive support […]
Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide© Developed in collaboration with: American Association of Suicidology, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Annenberg Public Policy Center, Associated Press Managing Editors, Canterbury Suicide Project – University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, ConnectSafely.org, Emotion Technology, International Association for Suicide Prevention Task Force on Media and Suicide, […]
An important objective of suicide prevention is to remove the stigma associated with suicide and mental health issues so that people will be more likely to seek the help they need. One of the ways we can do this is to be conscious of our use of language.