Visualizing mental health and wellbeing in Licensing
Studies suggest that mass media is one of the public’s primary sources of information about several mental health disorders, but research also shows that many of the portrayals we see are negative and stereotypical.
These inaccurate depictions can have serious consequences. According to the World Health Organization, one in four of us will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in our lifetimes, but two-thirds will not seek help from a health professional. One of the primary reasons people don’t seek treatment is the stigma, and negative media portrayals actively contribute to that stigma.
Although we still have a long way to go, the tides are finally changing when it comes to mental health coverage; in 2018, for…
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