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Digital Subscriptions > Mental Health Nursing > Feb/Mar 2019 > Suicide prevention organisation calls on broadcasters to tackle stigmatising language

Suicide prevention organisation calls on broadcasters to tackle stigmatising language

A national suicide prevention organisation, leading politicians and those affected by mental health issues have joined forces to call on the UK’s broadcasters to redress the potentially lethal effect of stigmatising language in addressing mental health issues. The Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA), Steve Rotheram, the Metro Mayor of Liverpool, and local MP Luciana Berger, sent an open letter in January to all the major broadcasters in the country to reconsider the way they refer to mental health issues, which has recently been highlighted by Ava Max’s single, ‘Sweet but Psycho.’

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The new edition of Mental Health Nursing is now available, featuring a range of news, views and papers: - News on developments in mental health and mental health nursing - Examining the NHS Long Term Plan - The findings of the Mental Health Act review - A research report on risk factors for depression in Eritrea - Student focus on charity work - Standing up for the LGBT+ community - Interview with Jonathan Gadsby - Resource reviews