Deseret News - How TV is changing perceptions of mental disorders


#1

While portrayals of mental illness in the media have become more accurate in recent years, some films and TV shows continue to form and spread stigmas about mental disorders.


#2

Things have changed so much in my life time. When I read books from the 70’s- 2000 there is a lot of the same attitude over and over.

From 2000 to now is when I notice a shift in books and mentioning of treatments and seeing the “hopeless and helpless” verbiage start to fade.

Now I don’t see the dire and bleak prognosis in recent books.

Spooky that they mention Renton Washington. It’s a suburb of Seattle.


#3

I watch Homeland and Claire Dane’s portrayal of a person living with bipolar is very realistic. I suffer from bipolar on top of my schizophrenia - I think the show does a good job by not creating stigma