Mental health

Preventing suicide: a resource for media professionals - update 2017

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 26
Publication date: 2017
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/MSD/MER/17.5



This resource booklet is addressed to media professionals who play a role particularly relevant to the prevention of suicide.

There is evidence that media reports about suicide can enhance or weaken suicide prevention efforts. The booklet is the product of continuing collaboration between WHO and the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP).