Reporters striving to responsibly cover suicide have to balance concerns of privacy, stigma and avoiding copycat incidents.
On May 1, 2013, the Dart Center celebrated the 2013 Dart Awards winners and honorable mentions and presented a roundtable discussion. The conversation explored the story-behind-the-story, and drilled down on what's involved in undertaking hard-hitting, humane investigations of trauma and pursuing high-impact collaborations. Dart Foundation Vice President James Lammers and Dart Foundation Program Manager Claudia Deschaine presented the awards.
The APA’s Division 56 is now accepting nominations for outstanding media contributions to trauma psychology. The deadline is April 15, 2013.
The 2012 tally of military suicides is a sobering 349, almost one per day, more than any year since the military began tracking it. The Dart Center has been working with mental health experts and journalists to improve coverage and understanding of this sensitive topic.
Seasoned journalists offer advice on covering suicide.
In this video, Ann Haas, Brian Mustanski, and Jonathan Singer participate in a panel discussion: "Youth Bullying and Social Media: A Contemporary Dilemma."
Freakonomics Radio investigates suicide and suicide contagion.
Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition
Recommendations for the media from several organizations.
Public radio reporter/producer Cindi E Deutschman-Ruiz gives advice on reporting on suicide.
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