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Preventing suicide : [publication] : a resource for media professionals /

by World Health Organization. Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence; International Association for Suicide Prevention.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Geneva : WHO, 2008Description: 18 p.ISBN: 9789241597074.SAPHIR theme(s): SuicideMeSH subject(s): Suicide | Suicide, Attempted | Mass Media | Information Services | Communications Media | Suicide -- prevention & control | Suicide, Attempted -- prevention & controlPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: ReportOnline resources: Date de consultation : 01.03.2010 Summary: Suicide is a major public health problem, with far-reaching social, emotional and economic consequences. There are approximately one million suicides a year worldwide, and it is estimated that around six people are affected by each death. This resource briefly summarizes the evidence on the impact of media reporting of suicide, and, using this evidence, provides a resource for media professionals about how to report on suicide. It encourages caution in reporting suicide. It recognizes that there are times when a suicide will need to be reported on the grounds of its newsworthiness. It makes suggestions about how best to ensure that such reporting is accurate, responsible and ethical. [Extr. Introduction, p. 9]
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Suicide is a major public health problem, with far-reaching social, emotional and economic consequences. There are approximately one million suicides a year worldwide, and it is estimated that around six people are affected by each death. This resource briefly summarizes the evidence on the impact of media reporting of suicide, and, using this evidence, provides a resource for media professionals about how to report on suicide. It encourages caution in reporting suicide. It recognizes that there are times when a suicide will need to be reported on the grounds of its newsworthiness. It makes suggestions about how best to ensure that such reporting is accurate, responsible and ethical. [Extr. Introduction, p. 9]