Mental health is hard to write about. We often don’t know where to start, what to say and how much to reveal. Talking about mental health comes a certain level of responsibility. You must not only aim to inform, but must aim to write something that could help other people come out with the difficulties they face.
When reporting about mental health – a topic that is already rooted in stigma and misunderstanding, fair and accurate journalism is essential.
All of this may sound overwhelming, but we’re here to help you with how you can go about it.
Here are 6 tips to keep in mind while reporting on mental health. As one of India’s largest communities of writers, we decided to put together a few resources to help you with the challenges you face when writing about mental health.