Young people are particularly vulnerable in relation to media coverage of suicide and self-harm, care should be taken when covering these topics with a young audience.
Guidance for covering self-harm in the media
Self-harm is a sign of serious emotional distress and is a strong risk factor for suicide.
Guidance for reporting on youth suicides
It is important for journalists to be aware that young people are a particularly vulnerable audience in relation to media coverage of suicide and self-harm.