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  • Writer's pictureKenneth Gibson MSP

Media must report Suicide with Care



It is important that media outlets report deaths from suicide in a sensitive way, without sensationalism.


The SNP Government takes suicide prevention extremely seriously and gave a ministerial statement surrounding its new action plan on Wednesday.


I asked Mental Wellbeing Minister Kevin Stewart MSP what discussions the Scottish Government has had with the National Union of Journalists and newspaper proprietors regarding their approach to reporting on suicide.


Click play to view his encouraging response.


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