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Samaritans – How Social media users experience self-harm and suicide content:

Managing self-harm and suicide content online PDF.


PASSHUB – Brief guidance and recommendations for responsible social media use in the aftermath of a suicide or suspected suicide:

University of Hull: Policy Report: Suspected Suicide and Social Media PDF.

WHO: Preventing Suicide: A resource for media professionals PDF.

Information for the public on what to expect from the media when reporting on suicide and the support offered by IPSO.

Social Media Addiction


Further reading/references

Bailey, L., Bell, J., and Kennedy, D. (2014). Continuing social presence of the dead: Exploring Suicide Bereavement through Online Memorialisation. New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia

Bell, J., and Bailey, L. (2017). ‘The use of Facebook in the aftermath of a suicide’ in Neiderkrotenthaler, T., and Stack, S. Suicide and the Media: International Perspectives on Research, Theory and Policy: Hogrefe Publishing.

Bell, J., Bailey, L., and Kennedy, D. (2015). “We do it to keep him alive”: Bereaved Individuals’ Experiences of Online Suicide Memorials and Continuing Bonds, Mortality. DOI:10.1080/13576275.2015.1083693.

Bell, J., Stanley, N., Mallon, S., and Manthorpe, J. (2015). Narratives of Suicide Contagion: Insights on processes and mechanisms from young people bereaved by suicide. Suicidology Online, 6, 1, 43-52.

Bell, J., and Westoby, C. (2021). Suicide Exposure in a Polymediated Age, Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 1-11

Bell, J., and Westoby, C. (2022). Social Media Exposure in the Aftermath of a Suicide: Implications for Postvention. In Pompili, M (ed.). Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention. Springer Publications.