Dr Amer Siddiq on Mental Health

Episode 39

Media Reporting in Suicide Cases

Mazran Zulkifly published on

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:

  1. think about who the audiences are. If you are sharing, please include where to find help as well.
  2. please leave out the details.  It might encourage others to try.
  3. avoid making it a headline.  We don’t want to glorify the act.
  4. more sensitive instead of sensational
  5. 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

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