Recommendations for blogging on suicide
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Suicide is an important public health issue, and those who blog on the topic share diverse perspectives, backgrounds and experiences that can help those who are struggling. However, it’s important to note that readers’ attitudes and behaviors can be influenced by what and how bloggers write about suicide, mental health, crisis, and suicidal ideation – both negatively and positively. The following recommendations are meant to assist bloggers in blogging about suicide safely, and ultimately maximize the effectiveness of the bloggers’ efforts and reduce the risk of harmful effects of unsafe messaging on suicide.