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How Mental Illness is Portrayed in the Media

The media has a huge impact on the way that we view mental illness. According to an article by Kirstin Fawcett on, "Studies indicate that mass media is one of the public’s primary sources of information about disorders such as bipolar, schizophrenia and depression." The article continues to discuss the research results concerning the way that the media portrays mental illness. According to the research, mental illness is portrayed in a negative or stereotypical way.

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