Forward Feed Magazine – Overcoming Depression and Preventing Suicide Issue
Specifically designed mental health: Suicide and Depression Magazine for teens, High School and college students.
The Problems Facing Prevention Education
Reaching young people with effective prevention information is a tricky business. Digitally delivered content is often ignored, social media advertising is easy to miss and traditional broadcast media is difficult to produce and expensive to deploy. So what to do? Reason dictates that placing information directly into the hands of young people is an effective way to ensure that a prevention impression is made. But will they read it?
We created Forward Feed Magazine with the target audience, namely your high school and college aged young people, in mind. Our idea was to use a magazine style format coupled with a cutting edge design, filled with images of “relatable” teens packed with just the right amount of mental health prevention information to change the attitudes and opinions of its readers.
We took great pains in developing and designing the content so that the main prevention message of each section is clearly identifiable at first glance. Bold headlines and main ideas take precedence. Readers may “drill down” for greater detail and nuance. The design utilizes large, bold images, as well as a small text to image ratio to encourage reading.
Every #FWDFEED: Overcoming Depression and Preventing Suicide Magazine includes information on:
- Definition of depression, and how it is more than just feeling down
- Common symptoms of depression
- Brain development and its link to mental health in young adults
- Substance abuse and its addictive, destructive nature to those suffering from mental illnesses
- Definition of self-harm and potential signs to look for in someone who is self harming
- Reasons why individuals self harm
- Suicide: definition, signs and statistics on young adults when it comes to suicide and suicidal attempts
- How to reach out to someone showing signs of suicidal thoughts
- Anti-bullying encouragement as it is linked to depression and suicidal thoughts
- Common cyberbullying tactics
- The stigma surrounding mental health and suicide, and the reason why there is a stigma in the first place
- Myths vs. facts in a question and answer format to combat the stigma around mental health
- Encouragement for young adults to see a professional if they are suffering from mental health
- Suggested resources the reader can use in times of a mental health crisis
Every page includes information on how to reach out if the reader or someone they know is also suffering from mental health issues.
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