Promote help-seeking information
While health promotion is not the media's primary role, to help ensure stories about mental illness do not impact negatively on people who are vulnerable, add help-seeking information offering immediate crisis support.
Other points to consider include:
If the story is online, link directly to online support options.
If the story is about a specific illness (e.g. depression) or a specific population group (e.g. young people) choose information that is most relevant.
Letting a service know that you are including their number in a story will enable them to better respond to a spike in calls.
For further information:
Please contact the Mindframe project team if you need further assistance:
Telephone: 02 4924 6900
Fax: 02 4924 6901