Talking about, or reporting on, suicide and mental health

A short guide on how to help, not harm, New Zealanders in the lead up to the election, and beyond

Below is some guidance on how to talk about mental health and suicide in the media and during campaign stops, debates, community meetings and on social media. We want to help you talk about these critical public health issues with a sense of hope, energy and optimism, and avoid causing harm to people in Aotearoa who may be listening.

If you have any questions or want to kōrero further with us, give us a call or an email. We’re always happy to help.

Authorised by Shaun Robinson, Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, Eden 3, Ground Floor, 16 Normanby Road, Mt Eden, Auckland 1024 


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