Mental health reporting guidelines

Learn about the responsible way to report mental illness and suicide in the media.

Reporting suicide and mental illness is a resource developed by Mindframe, part of the Australian Government's Departments of Health and Ageing's national strategy for promoting responsible reporting of suicide and mental illness in the media.

The resource has been specifically developed for media professionals. It is designed to provide journalists with current contacts, research sources, facts and statistics, and suggestions about issues to consider when reporting suicide and mental illness.

Specific information and resources pertaining to reporting mental illness, suicide and self-harm have been developed and are available together with a full resource kit for media professionals.

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