gzt:Geektastic: I don't but I do believe that there is no actual legal mandate not to mention suicide in Britain (or any other country of which I am aware - which obviously is not all of them) whereas there sort of is here.,
There is no legal requirement in NZ not to mention.
It would seem there is.
Unless you have an exemption, you can’t make public:
- the method or suspected method of the death
- any detail (like the place of death) that might suggest the method or suspected method of the death
- a description of the death as a suicide before the coroner has released their findings and stated the death was a suicide (although the death can be described as a suspected suicide before then).
A major concern with suicide is copycat behaviour. When a family member recently died the priest told me his next job was a suicide - the 3rd member of a family to hang themselves in the same garage.