Briefing Statements


In response to the global media coverage surrounding the "Momo Challenge," Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) and the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) have prepared a statement in which we express our concern about the likely negative impact on young people, in particular those who are vulnerable, and suggest that the media should be highly cautious if reporting on this story.

Read entire statement here.





In 2017 Netflix released 13 Reasons Why to a global audience and extensive concern on the part of experts. A study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association found a significant increase in internet searches on suicide following the release of season 1. As a result and in preparation for the release of season 2 on May 18, 2018, an international coalition of leading experts in education, mental health and suicide prevention have released concerns and recommendations to youth, parents, educators and clinicians/professionals.

Read entire statement here.