You would like to think the Samaritans would have a good brief of how this should be reported . The do's and don't sections of the link below covers a lot of what has been mentioned above http://www.samaritans.org/media-centre/media-guidelines-reporting-suicide
On average, more than 6,000 individuals take their own lives by suicide each year
across the United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland (ROI). Some of these deaths
attract media attention. Suicide is a complex topic and presents a distinct set
of challenges for the journalists who report on it. They have to balance a range
of factors including what is in the public interest and the risk of encouraging
imitative behaviour. At the same time they must guard against intrusion into the
grief and shock of the bereaved while considering industry regulation and codes
Research shows that inappropriate reporting of
suicide may lead to imitative or ‘copycat’ behaviour.
For example, if vulnerable groups such as people with
mental health problems and young people are provided
with details about the method of suicide used, it can
lead to more deaths using the same method.
Similarly, a vulnerable person who might not otherwise
have attempted suicide could strongly identify with a
particular characteristic of a person who has died by
suicide, and this may lead them to take their own life.
Through working closely with the media to promote
responsible reporting of suicide, we have seen signs
of significant progress over the years. One of the ways
coverage of suicide can have a positive effect is by
encouraging people to seek help. Sensitive coverage
can also help reduce the taboo around talking about
suicidal feelings as well as challenging stigma.