Year: 2006 Source: AJR. Australian Journalism Review, v.28, no.2, (2006), p.187-200 SIEC No: 20080369

In Australia, the Hunter Institute of Mental Health has supported media organizations in their understanding & use of guidelines on reporting suicide & mental illness by conducting face-to-face briefings. This paper uses evaluation data to examine the effectiveness of this strategy, highlighting quantitative & qualitative data that indicate awareness of, support for, & uptake of the resources by media professionals in Australia. (18 refs.)