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Best Practices for Talking About Suicide

For Medical Examiners and Coroners 

About The Best Practices

The following best practices documents were developed by SAVE in collaboration with a national Advisory Board of Medical Examiners, Coroners, and Suicide Prevention and Communication Experts to assist Medical Examiners and Coroners communicate safely to media and families about a suicide death. Learn more about how the best practices were developed here



  1. Canetto, S.  S., & Lester, D.  (1995). Women and suicidal behavior: Issues and dilemmas. In S.  S. Canetto & D.  Lester (Eds.), Women and suicidal behavior(pp. 3-8). New York: Springer.

  2. Canetto, S. S., & Lester, D.  (1998). Gender, culture and suicidal behavior.  Transcultural Psychiatry, 35, 163-191.

  3. Mindframe.

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