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Mindframe Media and Mental Health Project
Department of Health and Ageing
This report was produced for health practitioners involved in mental health and suicide prevention as a guide on how to work with the media. The report recognises that these health practitioners have an important role in supporting the appropriate media coverage of suicide, mental illness, and mental health.
The report offers suggestions for providing information about suicide, mental illness, and mental health that follow the best practice guidelines for reporting. The report also provides information and advice on working with the media, facts and statistics on suicide and mental illness, as well as contact information.
This is not an Indigenous specific resource but does include information on suicide and mental illness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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This resource should be used by people who work in the areas of suicide prevention, mental illness, and mental health as a guide when working with the media.
Hunter Institute of Mental Health
Ph: (02) 4924 6904
Fax: (02) 4924 6909
Commencing in 2000 and funded by the Department of Health and Ageing, the Mindframe national media initiative was developed to encourage the responsible reporting of mental illness and suicide in the media.