Media reporting on mental illness, violence and crime needs to change

This can generate a skewed impression mental illness causes violent behaviour, which reinforces myths, increases stigmatising attitudes and cultivates fear among the public.

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Topics:
Human Rights, Social Justice, Case Studies, Medical, Health General, Mental Health

Author:
Anna Ross, Elizabeth Paton, Michelle Blanchard

Source:
The Conversation

Date published:
Mon 24th Aug, 2020