Guest Post Policy

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Occasionally, I publish guest articles on Speaking of Suicide. If you are interested in submitting a piece you’ve written, please reach out to me using the form below. Please note: I will reply only to inquiries for writing something that meets criteria for a guest article, which are as follows:

  • The article must specifically focus on suicide, suicidal thoughts, attempted suicide, suicide loss, or clinical work related to suicide assessment, intervention or prevention. Possible topics could include how you learned to cope with ongoing suicidal thoughts, how you’ve coped with the suicide of someone you love, community suicide prevention – and more. 
  • It’s important that the article not just mention suicide or suicidality peripherally. If the word “suicide,” “suicidal,” or “suicidality” would be out of place in the title, it’s probably not sufficiently focused on suicide. If in doubt, please ask via the form at the bottom of the page.
  • The post must not contain any marketing, advertising, or promotion of a company or product, or be written in the service of a company that pays you for marketing or related services. If your post is accepted for publication and it contains links to a company, product or other commercial endeavor, I may remove those links, as well as any other details used for marketing a product or service, with the exception of links to relevant books or articles. Sorry, this site doesn’t earn any money and contains no advertising beyond links to relevant books. I am committed to maintaining its integrity. Exceptions may be made for services specific to suicide prevention that are privately owned, such as continuing education providers in suicide assessment and intervention.
  • The post must meet other criteria specified in the Comments Policy, too. 
  • It also must not have been published already.

Other things to consider:

  • I offer only a small honorarium of $25-$50, if your piece is accepted. (The amount depends on how many submissions I receive.) Please note, I receive no compensation for this site, and I cover its expenses with my own money.
  • I may choose to edit your article, with your permission and collaboration.
  • You will retain the copyright.

Interested in submitting a guest article?

If so, please use the form below to tell me your idea so I can let you know if it’d be a good fit.