Profits and yellow journalism cause stigma associated with mental illness.
If it bleeds, it leads.
This slogan speaks to the often sensational reporting tactics used by media all over the world. and which is difficult for the general public to ignore.
These are only a few of the stereotypical descriptions that are used about people suffering from a mental illness and some other handicaps as well:
- A sly manipulator
- depressed female
- mad scientist
- violent seductress
only tend to keep the stigma going.
‘Stigma thrives in silence but tends to fade when people are open and we can put a face to a condition or situation.”
by Art Tuckman