Recommendations for safe media reporting on suicide: In the United States more than 34,000 persons die by suicide each year. Research has shown that certain ways of reporting on suicide—explicit descriptions of the suicide method, use of dramatic or graphic headlines or images, and extensive coverage that sensationalizes or glamorizes a death—can lead to more suicides. New recommendations for suicide reporting have been developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), and other groups. Contributors include suicide prevention experts, researchers, and journalists, who reviewed more than 50 research studies. The recommendations include advice for nontraditional journalists, such as bloggers, moderators of message board forums, and “citizen journalists.” A new Web site (www.reportingonsuicide.org) provides access to the recommendations, links to supporting research, and media examples.