The Queensland forensic mental health system is complex and can be a challenging subject on which to report. This resource provides information to assist journalists when reporting on matters relating to this system. It outlines some common myths, provides access to key facts and figures, and provides information on the main parts of the system.
Through accurate reporting, the media can play a very important role in increasing community understanding and reducing the stigma associated with mental illness and people living with a mental illness.
Further background on the development of this resource can be found here.
Please note that this site does not provide general information about mental illness (eg specific mental health disorders and conditions). For more information on mental health disorders and conditions go to:
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