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Media and mental distress / Glasgow Media Group ; edited by Greg Philo.

Contributor(s): Philo, Greg | Glasgow University Media GroupMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: London : Longman, 1996. ISBN: 0582292190Subject(s): Mental illness in mass media -- Great Britain | Mental illness -- Public opinion -- Great Britain
Contents:
Ch. 1. Why media images matter / Jenny Secker and Stephen Platt -- Ch. 2. Selling suffering: mental illness and media values / Lesley Henderson -- Ch. 3. A sense of perspective: the media and the Boyd Inquiry / David Crepaz-Keay -- Ch. 4. Media content / Greg Philo, Greg McLaughlin and Lesley Henderson -- Ch. 5. The media and public belief / Greg Philo -- Ch. 6. Users of services, carers and families / Greg Philo -- Appendix 1. Words and phrases associated with mental health/illness in the media -- Appendix 2. Newspaper extracts.
Summary: Media and Mental Distress examines the content of media images and shows how conditions such as schizophrenia are portrayed and routinely stigmatised. It further illustrates the impact of such images on public belief and on the attitudes and responses of carers as well as on the users of mental health services. Such controversial issues have profound importance for questions of social policy, particularly in relation to programmes such as Care in the Community, where negative attitudes can present a considerable obstacle for organisations attempting to provide community-based resources.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Ch. 1. Why media images matter / Jenny Secker and Stephen Platt -- Ch. 2. Selling suffering: mental illness and media values / Lesley Henderson -- Ch. 3. A sense of perspective: the media and the Boyd Inquiry / David Crepaz-Keay -- Ch. 4. Media content / Greg Philo, Greg McLaughlin and Lesley Henderson -- Ch. 5. The media and public belief / Greg Philo -- Ch. 6. Users of services, carers and families / Greg Philo -- Appendix 1. Words and phrases associated with mental health/illness in the media -- Appendix 2. Newspaper extracts.

Media and Mental Distress examines the content of media images and shows how conditions such as schizophrenia are portrayed and routinely stigmatised. It further illustrates the impact of such images on public belief and on the attitudes and responses of carers as well as on the users of mental health services. Such controversial issues have profound importance for questions of social policy, particularly in relation to programmes such as Care in the Community, where negative attitudes can present a considerable obstacle for organisations attempting to provide community-based resources.

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