August 28, 2013

 

In a column for thejournal.ie  today, Newstalk broadcaster asks "Media and mental health – can we afford to take a “it’s not my job” approach?"

The media industry in Ireland is just beginning to accept the case for responsible reporting and as mental health stories are permeating all corners of the media; shouldn’t all media personnel have an awareness of their own mental health, what it is, how to look after it so as to report on it responsibly?

However, journalists and broadcasters do not have official guidelines from the Press Council of Ireland or the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland when it comes to reporting on suicide and mental health so how can the media change?

Extract 

 

Read the full article here: http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/media-and-mental-health-reporting-suicide-press-1055524-Aug2013/?utm_source=shortlink

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