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Reporting suicide and mental illness: a Mindframe resource for media professionals (2009)

Author

Mindframe Media and Mental Health Project

City

Canberra, ACT

Type

Report

Institution

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

 

Description

This report was produced as a guide for media professionals when reporting on suicide and mental illness. The information in the report aims to educate media professionals on how to report on mental health issues in a responsible and appropriate way. The report covers topics such as:

The report is aimed at all Australian media organisations and professionals and as such, does not include information specific to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.

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When to use this resource

This report provides practical advice and information to support the work of media professionals. Professionals and organisations should use this resource as a guide when reporting issues related to mental health and mental illness.

Contact details

Hunter Institute of Mental Health
Ph: (02) 4924 6904
Fax: (02) 4924 6909
Email: mindframe@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

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Last updated: 30 May 2013
 
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