40 After a Suicide | A Toolkit for Physician Residency/Fellowship Programs • Media coverage that details the location and manner of suicide with photos or video increases risk of contagion • Media should avoid oversimplifying the cause of suicide (e.g., don’t say “resident took his/her own life after breakup with their significant other”); this gives people a simplistic understanding of a very complicated issue, and doesn’t allow for learning about the many risk factors that can be points for intervention • Instead, remind the public that more than 90 percent of people who die by suicide have an underlying mental health condition such as depression and that mental health can be treated and optimized like any other aspect of health • Media should include links to or information about helpful resources such as local mental health resources, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), and the Crisis Text Line at 741-741