Waterford CYPSC - Children & Young People's Services Committee

Waterford CYPSC

Children & Young People's Services Committee

Reporting Social Media Content that Promotes Suicide or Self-Harm

A new information booklet “Reporting Social Media Content that Promotes Suicide or Self-Harm” is now available

The HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) has produced a helpful new booklet outlining how social media content that promotes suicide or self-harm, can be harmful, and how to report it.

  • Harmful information about suicide can be readily accessible online, but social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope and YouTube all recognise the hurt that content like this can cause, and do not allow “pro-suicide” content on their platforms.
  • If you come across a post, video, picture, article or link to a website that promotes suicide or self-harm, you should report it to the platform directly. This is the best and quickest way of having it removed.

The production of this booklet by the National Office for Suicide Prevention is supportive of actions in Connecting for Life, Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide, 2015-2020.

For information on how to look after your mental health, and services and supports, visit yourmentalhealth.ie

From the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention

Contact us at: info@nosp.ie

Follow our social media activity through twitter @NOSPIreland & use #connectingforlife