Reporting suicide and mental ill-health: A resource for media professionals

This guide aims to provide some practical tips on safe ways for discussing, reporting and publishing of content, which references mental health or mental ill-health to ensure any risks are managed while increasing the community understanding of mental ill-health.  The guide provides support and guidance to media professionals when reporting, portraying or communicating about suicide or mental ill-health.

The guidelines provide an overview on:

  • communicating about a suicide death
  • communicating about a person with a mental ill-health
  • communicating about euthanasia and self-harm
  • recommendations for reporting on eating disorders
  • safe and inclusive language to use
  • minimising details of method and location
  • the importance of including help-seeking information
Monday 30th January, 2012

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