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Second Briefing for Press Today on How to Responsibly Report on Death by Suicide

June 8, 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 8, 2018--The nation’s largest suicide prevention organization in the United States, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is hosting a second audio briefing today to give guidance on how to report on suicide in a way that will not lead to contagion.

Mental illness is not a communicable disease, but there’s a strong body of evidence that suicide is still contagious. Publicity surrounding a suicide has been repeatedly and definitively linked to a subsequent increase in suicide, especially among young people. We must do more to prevent such tragic deaths through greater awareness of mental health, common risks and warning signs and effective interventions and treatments. Reporting responsibly on suicide has the potential to do good in terms of prevention.

WHAT: Media briefing on how to responsibly report on suicide

WHEN: 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT

DATE: Friday, June 8, 2018

WHERE: Audio conference. Phone number to be sent to those who RSVP.

PRESENTERS/SPEAKERS:

Robert Gebbia, Chief Executive Officer, AFSP Dr. Christine Moutier, Chief Medical Officer, AFSP

RSVP: Media interested in attending should contact AFSP@allisonpr.com .

is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO and headquartered in New York, and with a public policy office in Washington, D.C., AFSP has in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. Learn more about AFSP in its latest , and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on , , , and .

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CONTACT: Allison+Partners for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Kritika Bansal

AFSP@allisonpr.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT HEALTH CELEBRITY MENTAL HEALTH PHILANTHROPY PARENTING TEENS COMMUNICATIONS PUBLISHING CONSUMER FAMILY FOUNDATION GENERAL HEALTH

SOURCE: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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