Report on Suicide


The Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide were developed by leading experts in suicide prevention and in collaboration with several international suicide prevention and public health organizations, schools of journalism, media organizations and key journalists as well as Internet safety experts. The recommendations are based on more than 50 international studies on suicide contagion.

Lead Partners:

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Annenberg Public Policy Center
  • Columbia University Department of Psychiatry
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness, New Hampshire
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

Developed in Collaboration With:

Suicide Prevention and Public Health Organizations,

  • American Association of Suicidology
  • Canterbury Suicide Project – University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • International Association for Suicide Prevention Task Force on Media & Suicide
  • Medical University of Vienna
  • National Institute of Mental Health
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center
  • UCLA School of Public Health, Community Health Services
  • University of Melbourne

Schools of Journalism, Media Organizations, and Journalists

  • Ad Council
  • The Associated Press Managing Editors
  • Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
  • Department of Communication Studies and Media Research at LMU Munich
  • Freelance Writer, Editor – Irene Saunders Goldstein
  • Minnesota Star Tribune – Jackie Crosby and Kate Parry, Reporters
  • National Press Photographers Association
  • The Poynter Institute
  • Radio Television Digital News Association
  • WHO Media Task Force

Internet Safety Organizations

  • Emotion Technology
  • Entertainment Industries Council