Mindframe is the Australian Department of Health's national strategy for promoting responsible and accurate reporting of suicide and mental illness in the media. If you are a journalist, make sure you have a copy of 'Reporting Suicide and Mental Illness - a resource for media professionals'.
Mindframe can also assist journalists to prepare responsible stories about suicide and suicide prevention and provide talent for media. See the expert comment section of their website for further details.
The following stories from the last six months cover suicide and/or self-harm. To share your opinion of these stories and discuss reportage of suicide and self-harm in the media, visit the LIFE discussion forums
18 February 2014, The Conversation
Not many people realise that extremes in temperature can have an effect on our mental health.
18 February 2014, The Chronicle
During drought, financial pressures, animal welfare concerns, long days and strained relationships all combine to place a staggering amount of personal stress on our primary producers.
8 February 2014, Perth Now
The loss of their teenage son to suicide shook Jim and Alex Paterson to the core.
3 February 2014, abc.net.au
The outgoing Mental Health Commissioner says the state's Indigenous population is over-represented in the suicide rate.
22 January 2014, PM - ABC Radio
Two former police officers who have suffered from post traumatic stress disorder say more needs to be done to address suicide rates in the police force.
21 January 2014, The Conversation
The media's role in the representation of suicide is a sticky topic, with a sticky history.
18 January 2014, Sydney Morning Herald
Griffith University researchers are performing extensive research to find the causes of suicides among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities.
10 January 2014, Sydney Morning Herald
Teenage suicides in Queensland in 2012-13 were at the highest level for almost a decade, a new report shows.
26 November 2013, The Age
Governor-General Quentin Bryce has spoken out about the high suicide rates of young gay, lesbian and gender diverse people, saying their deaths are "too high a price to pay".
14 November 2013, The Age
A new website is being launched on Thursday that gives people practical tips for having conversations about suicide.
11 November 2013, The Age
Annette and Stuart Baker's 15-year-old daughter Mary died by suicide in March 2011.
11 November 2013, news.com.au
Male miners with relationship problems are at greater risk of suicide than other men.
10 November 2013, The Age
Australia's new model of early support for youth at risk is dividing mental health experts.
10 November 2013, The Age
When Cassie Millar was a terrified teenager running home from school to escape the bullies, slamming the front door behind her didn't end the torture.
7 November 2013, The Conversation
While shocking public incidents of this nature can become the “face” of murder-suicide, the reality is that murder-suicide takes many different forms.
20 October 2013, Sydney Morning Herald
The overseas expansion of headspace, the youth mental health service, has prompted claims Australia's $420 million investment in early intervention is an untested ''hopeful experiment'' corporatising the treatment of mentally ill young people.
We need to protect new mothers from trauma and suicide
22 August 2013, The Conversation
Research we have just published shows the deaths of 48 of the 129 women in New South Wales who died during pregnancy or within a year of giving birth were due to suicide and trauma.
'Suicide genes' raises possibility of screening tests
22 August 2013, The Australian
American scientists hope to develop screening tests to pinpoint people at risk of ending their lives, after their study identified six "suicide genes".
21 August 2013, The Guardian
For population as a whole, incidents of intentional self-harm have increased by 1% per year since 1999.
21 August 2013, Sydney Morning Herald
More young women are being admitted to hospital for self-harm than ever before, shocking statistics from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show.
8 August 2013, The Conversation
Despite public campaigns to combat stigma around mental illness, people with mental health problems still face ongoing discrimination.