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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.

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.