I’ve discussed the false claim that mental illness and violence are linked at length here — and I’ve also debunked the claim that mentally ill people ‘get off‘ when they’re convicted of crimes by reason of their mental illness. (Yes, because long-term institutionalisation, quite probably in a facility that doesn’t provide many options in terms […]
When examining the underlying structures that shape social attitudes about mental illness, the media play a particularly important role, because for many people, their first exposure to mental illness is in the media. It comes in the form of fictional depictions as well as news coverage where mental illness is featured, and it often comes […]
Did Six Feet Under give bipolar disorder a fair and balanced representation? Not exactly.