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Picture This is the first national research project to investigate the way mental illness is visually portrayed in Australia.

A joint partnership between SANE Australia and Getty Images, the project surveyed more than 5,000 Australians to find out what they thought was a fair and accurate representation of mental illness.

The results showed that Australians want to see images of real people which convey a sense of both struggle and hope.

Based on these results, SANE has developed five recommendations to guide photographers and publishers in portraying mental illness fairly and accurately.

To find out more about the survey and get involved:

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Last updated: 22 March 2016