Research indicates that the way a suicide is reported in the media can contribute to additional suicides and suicide attempts. Conversely, stories about suicide can inform readers and viewers about the likely causes of suicide, its warning signs, and resources for help. For media safe reporting guidelines go to: www.sprc.org/library/at_a_glance.pdf
Caregivers sometimes forget to take time for themselves and their own mental and health well-being.
Stress on a person’s mind and body can affect mood, lowered immunity to sickness, changes in sleeping and appetite, concentration and lower energy levels.