To prevent suicide, we need to be able to talk about it—without fear or shame. But how we talk about suicide matters. These conversations can be helpful or harmful.
Suicide-related messages must support safety, help-seeking, and healing. To change the conversation, the Action Alliance works with three key groups:
- the news media;
- the entertainment media; and
- other organizations that message to the public about suicide.
Engaging the News Media
Ensuring the ethical and accurate reporting of suicide
Engaging Entertainment Media
Promoting accurate and responsible portrayals of suicide
Providing guidance and resources on safe and effective messaging to others who disseminate messages related to suicide