Research

The self-harm/suicide field: Collective action, personal hope

By Katherine Brown. World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) 2021 is upon us. Although this day is already one which unites people across the globe in reflection, this year’s theme - ‘Creating hope through action’ – has especially got me thinking. WSPD was established eighteen years ago. I’ve been in the field of self-harm/suicide for a… Continue reading The self-harm/suicide field: Collective action, personal hope

Suicide Prevention

How English-speaking media guidelines on self-harm and suicide reporting could help to prevent suicide abroad

By Katerina Kavalidou. The way that suicidal behaviours and suicide are presented in the media, attracts a lot of research interest, either due to the negative effect related to the increase of suicidal behaviours or the positive effect of promoting help-seeking. One of the main reasons that media professionals need to adhere to guidelines is… Continue reading How English-speaking media guidelines on self-harm and suicide reporting could help to prevent suicide abroad

Suicide Prevention

Media Matters: The impact of media reporting of suicide

By Emma Nielsen. Sometimes it feels like the world is full of a lot of rules: don’t walk on the grass, eat five portions of fruit and veg a day, double space after a period if (and only if) that full stop marks the end of the sentence in APA formatting. Sometimes this guidance feels… Continue reading Media Matters: The impact of media reporting of suicide