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Media guidelines for school administrators who may interact with reporters about youth suicide

This brief manual explores how media accounts can actually serve as a suicide prevention tool by: assisting news professionals to report responsibly and accurately; using a media request for information as an opportunity to influence the contents of the story; emphasizing the importance of listing available community resources for individuals at-risk and describing what is being done to promote safety for vulnerable individuals in the aftermath of a suicide; and warning against the aspects of news coverage that may promote copycat suicides.

Youth, Working with News Media, School

School memorials after suicide: Helpful or harmful?

This issue brief draws from the research to provide guidance for responding to suicide in a manner that supports grieving while mitigating contagion.

School-Based Postvention Messaging, School

Suicide postvention in the school community

These 51 slides discuss considerations for postvention that involve all school personnel. Topics covered include contagion, risk identification, memorialization, and dealing with the media.

School-Based Postvention Messaging, School