While the unexpected death of Melinda Coleman, mother of Netflix star Daisy Coleman, is a story of public interest and will receive ongoing coverage, it is important media report responsibly.
The Awards program recognises the best work of student journalists in Australia. Each year Mindframe presents two prizes for safe and responsible mental health and suicide prevention reporting to an undergraduate and postgraduate recipient.
The annual JERAA Conference is an opportunity to learn from leaders in journalism research, practice and education. Dr Elizabeth Paton will be presenting three papers on Friday, 4 December.
The Mindframe team wish to acknowledge the grief and loss of family, friends and community who have been impacted by the recent death of a young Aboriginal girl as reported in the media.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has today released its 2019 Causes of Death data, which includes annual, national and state suicide information.
Media Alert: Mindframe advice for the safe reporting of suspected accidental drug overdoses in NSW, Central Coast
Australian media are reminded to report sensitively on the recent suspected accidental drug overdoses in Budgewoi (NSW, Central Coast). Evidence suggests that the way in which a person who uses alcohol and other drugs is described, can impact an individual’s self-esteem, shape community perceptions, increase stigma and decrease help-seeking behaviour.
Australian media are called on to communicate safely and sensitively on suicide-related data now publicly accessible through the National Suicide and Self-Harm Monitoring System.
Australian media are reminded to report responsibly around the current circulation on a range of social channels of a problematic and graphic video, which features a man’s death by suicide.
The full suite of Mindframe guidelines and resources are now available in one convenient location on mindframe.org.au reflecting refreshed design and links to evidence.
With the new Robin Williams documentary ‘Robin’s Wish’ released internationally today, Australian media are encouraged be cautious in their coverage.