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Mindframe reporting guidelines

The Mindframe National Media Initiative provides access to up-to-date, evidence-based information to support sensitive and responsible reporting, portrayal and communication about suicide and mental illness.

The Commission recommends that media professionals writing about mental illness and suicide follow the Mindframe media guidelines.

Mindframe resources were developed with the assistance of media professionals, suicide and mental health experts and consumer organisations, to:

  • inform appropriate reporting of suicide and mental illness
  • minimise harm 
  • reduce the stigma and discrimination experienced by people with mental illness.

The Mindframe National Media Initiative is coordinated and managed by the Hunter Institute of Mental Health.