Evidence shows that people are more likely to seek help when appropriate services are included in stories referencing suicide or mental illness.
Help-seeking pathways extends beyond calling a support line or meeting with a counsellor, with the emergence of texting services, downloadable resources and online community forums.
No matter how the audience obtain information referencing suicide or mental illness, it is vital to always include 24/7 support services, so the audience can reach out for support in a way that suits their individual needs.
Resources for including help-seeking to a story
- Adding help-seeking information to a story on or referencing suicide.
- Adding help-seeking information to story on or referencing mental ill-health.