RESOURCES FOR REPORTING ON SUICIDE

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide databases and modifiable tool to chart leading causes of death

National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, suicide research and data

World Health Organization, suicide data

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, resources and tips for reporting on suicide

Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism, including database of fellows’ projects and other resources and coverage guidelines

ReportingOnSuicide.org, recommendations for media coverage; guidelines were developed by several mental health organizations

Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, suicide resources

Systematic review of suicide in economic recession,” Mayowa Oyesanya, Javier Lopez-Morinigo and Rina Dutta, World Journal of Psychiatry

National Press Foundation, resources on mental health and suicide

National Press Foundation, “How Mental Health Language Impacts Stigma,” 2017 video with Rebecca Palpant Shimkets of the Carter Center

American Association of Suicidology, suicide data and resources

 

RESOURCES ON PANDEMICS AND SUICIDE AND MENTAL HEALTH

Suicide Mortality and Coronavirus Disease 2019—A Perfect Storm?” Mark Reger, Ian Stanley and Thomas Joiner, JAMA Psychiatry

A revisit on older adults suicides and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic in Hong Kong,” Y. T. Cheung, P. H. Chau and Paul S. F. Yip, University of Hong Kong, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatary, 2008 (summary available free online)

Suicide risk and prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic,” David Gunnell and others, The Lancet Psychiatry, April 2020

COVID-19 Is Likely to Lead to an Increase in Suicides,” Adriana Panayi, Scientific American, April 2020

Will COVID-19 Make the Suicide Crisis Worse?” Glenn Sullivan, Psychology Today, April 2020

Coronavirus pandemic creates suicide risk. ‘This could last years’ “ Kate Thayer, Chicago Tribune, April 2020

How does the coronavirus pandemic affect suicide rates?” Eileen Abbott, The Hill, April 2020