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Media portrayal of mental illness does more harm than good

Media portrayal of mental illness does more harm than good

Fanni Frankl October 6, 2019
For a long time, people with mental illnesses have been misrepresented in the media. Movies often portray people with mental illnesses in a way that fails to emphasize that they are people too and should not be ostracized.
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Stony Brook Student Health Services offers mental health services through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Twenty-five percent of African Americans seek treatment for mental health issues, compared to 40 percent of white individuals.DOROTHY MAI/STATESMAN FILE

We need to talk about the ugly side of mental illness too

Aaron San Jose April 23, 2019
I ended up cursing the operator out and hanging up. I was on the verge of my umpteenth mental breakdown and wanted to talk to another empathizing human.
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