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It is important that all public messages are safe and life affirming and do not sensationalise suicide.

Important considerations

  • Lifeline's 24-hour telephone crisis line 13 11 14 is pronounced 'thirteen eleven fourteen'
  • Lifeline encourages all media who are reporting on the topic of suicide to be familiar with the Mindframe guidelines

 

Guidelines for safely talking about suicide.

When communicating about suicide, it’s important to remember that suicide is a complex issue and is often not preceded by a single event or condition.  Lifeline encourages all media who are reporting on the topic of suicide to be familiar with the Mindframe guidelines.

Accurate information about suicide is important in order to identify those who may need more support and to debunk common myths about suicide.

When communicating about suicide, be mindful of:

  • Using safe, inclusive language
  • Presenting confirmed information
  • Removing method and location details
  • Including help-seeking pathways.

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#YouCanTalk

Lifeline is proud to be part of the #YouCanTalk movement. 

#YouCanTalk is a joint national suicide prevention campaign aimed at giving people the confidence to respond to friends and family when they need help and guide them to the right support services.

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Media contact

For national media enquiries

Email: media@lifeline.org.au

For local media enquiries

Contact the relevant Lifeline centre

Visit: Location finder

For crisis support or suicide intervention services

Call: 13 11 14