Monday, March 19, 2018

Covering suicide in the obits

Although this is a difficult topic to cover, obituary writers must not shy away from listing a cause of death, no matter how sensitive. However, there are ways to properly handle such stories with care and compassion.

As a service to the news media, the Canadian Association For Suicide Prevention has developed a series of guidelines to help present information about suicide in a responsible manner.

FMI: Click here.

(h/t Ron Csillag)