Media Guidelines for Dealing with Suicide

Dr. Phil says there is a need to exercise sensitivity when discussing death by suicide so as not to glamorize the act or give rise to copycats. With the recent spate of teens taking their own lives, learn how to have a candid but effective discussion.


If a friend or loved one is talking about or planning to take his or her life, reach out for help now. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255).