So far this year SANE StigmaWatch have worked with national news groups, metropolitan media outlets, regional newsrooms, businesses and celebrities to reduce stigma and encourage responsible reporting of suicide-related issues.
There have been 220 StigmaWatch Reports submitted to the end of October, with 55 per cent trivialising mental illness and 15 per cent irresponsibly reporting on suicide.
Throughout 2012 StigmaWatch received 200 StigmaWatch Reports and 38 Good News nominations across Australia.
Media outlets contacted included Channel 9, Channel 7, the ABC, The Australian, The Age, 6PR, and Fox FM.
Quarterly Stigma Bulletins were sent to over 2,000 members, updating members on activity undertaken throughout the year.
It is important to remember that SANE StigmaWatch does not aim to stop media reports on issues such as mental illness and suicide, rather, StigmaWatch encourages more accurate and responsible reporting of these complex and sensitive issues.
StigmaWatch Statistics - 2013 StigmaWatch Reports