Mental Health in the Media

The way the media portrays mental health shapes the way society feels and acts towards those who deal with mental illness or choose to seek out help to better their mental health. The media is defined as broadcasting (television, movies, news, etc.), publishing, and the internet.

The following article highlights some of the ways the media portrays mental illness.

https://www.google.com/amp/health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2015/04/16/how-mental-illness-is-misrepresented-in-the-media%3Fcontext%3Damp?client=safari

The goal of this blog is to look at different movies, books, news stories, etc. and point out the way it may influence society and contribute to the stigma against those with mental illness.

 

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