National Recommendations for Depicting Suicide


The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, SAMHSA and the Entertainment Industries Council are fighting distorted perceptions around suicide and hoping others will follow suite through their National Recommendations for Depicting Suicide. Follow the “Source” link below to access their recommendations summary or download the entire report.

“Studies have shown that both news reports and fictional accounts of suicide in movies and television can lead to increases in suicide. In contrast, when depictions are done responsibly, the media can help to encourage help seeking, dispel myths, and reinforce hope – and ultimately save lives.”