Save the date: Responsible Reporting on Suicide: Sept. 13

This free event is sponsored by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, and funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Prop 63.

Purpose: Every day in San Diego County, someone dies by suicide. High profile suicidal events or individuals who die by suicide, such as Junior Seau, often result in increased news coverage. Research from around the world shows that “suicide contagion” can occur when exposure to a suicide or suicidal behavior influences others to attempt suicide. Some characteristics of news coverage may contribute to contagion, while other characteristics can encourage help seeking and educate the public about what to do. This event is designed to teach our local media how they can positively influence our community through their reporting on suicide.
Who Should Attend: The San Diego Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists joins with the San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council to invite you to attend this important educational event. We invite members of print, broadcast, internet, and radio media, including reporters, editors, managers, and producers. We also invite those who may be interviewed by the media on suicide, such as public information officers, first responders, and mental health professionals. Schools of journalism, journal and press clubs are also encouraged to attend.
RSVP & Other Info: Space is limited!
Please contact Holly Salazar at or 858-609-7966 with questions or to register for this event.
Dinner will be served.
Date: September 13, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm
San Diego County Office of Education
6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111

Responsible reporting on suicide


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