Tag: Suicide

  Cody Glode had everything to live for. He was a handsome 20 year old,  the youngest firefighter — and first Mi’kmaw — in Truro’s fire service. “The boys at the fire department welcomed [him] with open arms,” his mother says, but Cody’s “true passion” remained mixed martial arts. He was a featherweight fighter. His […]

It’s complicated. The Canadian Psychiatric Society, among others, publishes guidelines for reporting on youth suicide. Don’t put the word “suicide” in the headline, it says. Don’t give such stories undue prominence. Don’t describe the method. Don’t glorify the victim. The guidelines are designed to reduce the very real risk of copycats. We know many media […]