CMH Seminar: 6th December 2018 – Suicide, Mental Health and the Media: A shared space in news and entertainment

11am-12pm Thursday 6th December 2018
Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Dr Dan Reidenberg – Executive Director of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, Managing Director of the National Council for Suicide Prevention, General Secretary of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, and Co-Chair of the International Media and Suicide Task Force.

Traditional news media are covering suicide and mental health more today than ever before. Likewise, we are seeing more television and movies, even musicians, portraying suicide and mental distress issues in their creative works. Despite there being professional guides and recommendations for those industries to follow, we still do not have universal support for them and at times unhelpful depictions and stories are done about suicide. This is now a clearly shared space between our industries that needs attention and discussion.

In this presentation Dr. Reidenberg will talk about a current media event that covered both news and entertainment in 2017 and 2018 – the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why, as well as news media best practices, entertainment industry best practices, and share his thoughts on what the future looks like in this space.

For more details please view the event flyer.

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