Mental Illness Portrayed in the Media

Posted by: Anita Levesque on January 23, 2017.Last revised by: , our reviewer, on January 24, 2017.Chances are the majority of knowledge of mental health comes from the media. Researchers have suggested that most portrayals in the media are stereotypical, negative and incorrect. Stigma towards mental health has been in the media as far back as the 1800’s; “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”; dissociative identity disorder, formerly called a split personality disorder or multiple personality disorder. Inaccurate portrayals of people with mental illness has created negative stereotypes in all types of media; internet, television and print material such as magazines and newspapers. In most cases, … Continue reading Mental Illness Portrayed in the MediaRead More →