The way the media reports suicides can affect the likelihood of the suicide contagion (or "copycat") phenomenon. There are a number of organizations that have put together media guidelines for reporting on suicides, and this is a summary of some of their recommendations. Do's: include local crisis line information and other community resourcesinclude warning signs… Continue reading How the Media Reports Suicides Matters
I have always been a big fan of the documentary program The Passionate Eye on CBC, Canada's public broadcaster. Until now. On January 6, 2018, they aired "A Prescription for Murder?", which was originally shown on the BBC. The program focused on James Holmes, the young man who shot and killed 12 people and injured 70… Continue reading A Prescription For Murder?