WHO-media guidelines

Media reporting of suicidal behavior can be beneficial as well as harmful. Dramatic and sensational descriptions may lead to increased suicidal behavior in the population while objective reporting with focus on where to seek help (hopeful stories) can be preventive. WHO has in collaboration with international experts developed a set of media guide lines with recommendations on how to present suicidal events in online as well as written media.

DRISP: Britt Morthorst


  • National Health Authorities in Denmark