Dr Amer Siddiq on Mental Health
Media Reporting in Suicide Cases
PLUG: Malaysian Congress for Psychological Medicine Conference (19-21 July) - more details on this topic will be discussed here
Do’s and Don’t’s:
- think about who the audiences are. If you are sharing, please include where to find help as well.
- please leave out the details. It might encourage others to try.
- avoid making it a headline. We don’t want to glorify the act.
- more sensitive instead of sensational
- avoid pictures, front covers
** Look up Befrienders in Malaysia if you feel you need someone to talk to - 03-79568145 or https://www.befrienders.org.my