Suicide is a complex topic and presents a distinct set of challenges for those who report on it. With this in mind a number of materials have been produced to support journalists in reporting suicide.
A film has been made to help journalists report sensitively and appropriately on the issue of suicide. It can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/121983892
A guidance poster has also been developed for newsrooms which includes ten things to remember when reporting suicide. It can be accessed at http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/publications/reporting-suicide-poster
The poster is taken from Samaritans and Irish Association of Suicidology’s Media Guidelines for Reporting Suicide which can be accessed at: www.bit.ly/suicideguidelines