The World Health Organization issued a resource guide for responsible reporting to minimize the risks of suicide contagions, which is a great reminder for the media coverage in the assisted suicide debates:
- avoid language which sensationalizes or normalizes suicide, or presents it as a solution to problems
- avoid prominent placement and undue repetition of stories about suicide
- avoid providing detailed information about the site of a completed or attempted suicide
- word headlines carefully
- exercise caution in using photographs or video footage, take particular care in ...