Suicide in the media

Suicide in the media – guidelines, publicity, and influence


In 2008, WHO and IASP published Preventing suicide: a resource for media professionals, which is a guideline for sound reporting on completed and attempted suicides. An updated guideline has been published in June 2017.


The purpose of the project is to examine if current coverage comply with the recommended guidelines and if publicity create increased activities on the Centre’s website.


Analysis of media publicity on suicide, attempted suicide and suicidal behaviour.


Completed with Danish article Danske avisers omtale af selvmord i 2018, published in Tidsskriftet Suicidologi, 3/2021: Efferlatte og pårørende.

For further information, please contact Academic Associate, MA. Trine Banke d’Andrade on email

This page was last updated at 03/21/2022