MediaSuicide is a public health issue. Media and online coverage of suicide
should be informed by using best practices. Please use the following
information when talking about suicide, suicide prevention and the
Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado.
Before reporting on suicide or talking to reporters, please take a few minutes to read the AFSP report Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide to learn the safest and most effective ways to talk with the media. Please share this information with reporters with whom you work.
When discussing suicide and suicide prevention, we encourage using the following messages, as developed by a team of suicide prevention experts in Colorado. Download the complete report from the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention's workshop on working with the media.
When speaking about SPCC, we encourage you to use the following messages:
Download the complete report on using SPCC's messages.
Additional information about reporting on suicide can be found at
Easy Resources for Working with the Media
The following are some links to quick resources that may help you communicate about suicide prevention, suicide in Colorado, etc.