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Old Media Rules

In the light of the Old Media Blackout of a story - "much too sensitive to let the people know" it is worthwhile linking to the best practice guidelines:

Reporting Suicide - Guidelines

Sensitive reporting saves lives
Not all suicides are newsworthy. But when they are, it is less likely that others will attempt to take their own lives if media professionals handle the stories responsibly.

I presume the same goes for attempted suicides as well.

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Do we blame the parents ?

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