Talking about, or reporting on, suicide and mental health

A short guide on how to help, not harm, New Zealanders when speaking, writing or posting publicly
Mental Health Foundation

This factsheet offers guidance on how to talk about mental health and suicide in the media and during meetings of Parliament, speeches, 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 New Zealand 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.


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