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Samaritans promotes responsible reporting of suicide.
On average, over 6,000 people take their own lives by suicide each year across the United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland (ROI).
Research shows that inappropriate reporting of suicide may lead to imitational behaviour.
They provide practical recommendations for reporting suicide across all media.
Suicide prevention is everybody’s business and requires coordinated action by all parts of society. Samaritans provides a forum where expertise and knowledge on all aspects of suicidology can be shared.
We have also produced a series of supplementary factsheets.
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