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Guns, Media, and Mental Illness After Newtown

Guns, Media, and Mental Illness After Newtown I have plenty of fears for the mentally ill. None of them involve guns. I fear for them when they struggle to navigate a labyrinthine medical system and fight for the care they … Continue reading

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Mental illness on the screen under scrutiny

Mental illness on the screen under scrutiny Historically, the way mental illness has been portrayed on the big screen and on television did little to help remove stigma. But cinematic depictions of the mentally ill as hopeless figures of fear, … Continue reading

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Getting past the polite silence on mental illness

Getting past the polite silence on mental illness One-quarter of American adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder, including depression, anorexia, post-traumatic stress disorder and more, according to the National Institutes of Health. Such disorders are the leading cause of … Continue reading

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Nobody Wins When Horror Games Stigmatize Mental Illness

Nobody Wins When Horror Games Stigmatize Mental Illness The goal of widely-accessible media including movies, television, and video games isn’t necessarily (or even commonly) to correct unfounded views or social injustice. However, there is a social obligation to protect vulnerable … Continue reading

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Post Newtown, AP adds ‘mental illness’ entry

Post Newtown, AP adds ‘mental illness’ entry Until the tragedy in Newton, there were no official standards guiding how journalists should treat mental illness in their reporting—the Associated Press Stylebook, the main arbiter of style and usage in journalism, lacked an entry … Continue reading

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Cast realistic light on mental illness

Cast realistic light on mental illness An article in a California newspaper decries the ignorance that leads to stigma against people with mental illness.

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