With generous support from Providence Health & Services Oregon, we have created the "Mind the Story Mental Health Matters for All: Media & Mental Health Toolkit." Our hope is that it will be used as a tool for people to communicate fairly and safely about mental illness and suicide. We have written it from a behavioral health perspective to emphasize hope, treatment and recovery.
We see the media as an important partner to support individuals, their families and friends find resources for help and for the public to learn about mental health, mental illness and suicide prevention. We offer this toolkit as a resource for the media and others communicating about these key public health issues.