Mental health

Responsible and deglamorized media reporting



At the population level, responsible reporting of suicide (such as avoiding language which sensationalizes or normalizes suicide or presents it as a solution to a problem, avoiding pictures and explicit description of the method used, and providing information about where to seek help) is recommended for the reduction of suicidal behaviours.
The health sector should assist and encourage the media to follow responsible reporting practices related to suicidal behaviour.
Strength of recommendation: STRONG
Quality of the evidence: MODERATE