The language you use can stigmatise people living with a mental illness and reinforce unhelpful stereotypes, as well as present inaccuracies about mental illness or mental health services.
“Writing about mental illness in all its richness, and with all its challenges, need not cause stigma. Rather it provides us with a rare chance to bring about meaningful social change alongside a golden opportunity to better journalism.”
– Andre Picard, International health journalist
Media guidelines and resources
Framing mental health issues and mental illness in the me...
“Kia ara ake te herenga tangata ki te whei ao ki te ao marama. Success empo...
Consider imagery - media guidelines
When it comes to portraying someone living with a mental illness, choosing the wrong image can do a lot of damage and...
To equip journalists with the understanding to report on mental health issues safely, accurately and respectfully.