Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness
A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness (KVIE, PBS) https://vimeo.com/67439197 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
This film has been assigned for the entire Women’s Behavioral Health module. A New State of Mind exams the story of everyday people through their struggles, recovery, and resilience in the face of mental health challenges. Narrated by award-winning actress and mental health advocate Glenn Close. Please answer all of the following questions in your film critique.**
Did this video change your mind about what you think about individuals who have mental health issues? Give specific examples from the video.
Based on what you watched in the video, why do you think people with mental health issues are stigmatized?
Considering what you have learned about public health prevention, screening, and treatment in our class this semester, how might we better address mental health issues in the United States?
**Use “People first language”. Please be advised that People First Language is the terminology that should be used in this course to describe individuals who live with health issues. Rather than use labels to define individuals with a health issues, it is more appropriate to use terminology, which describes individuals as being diagnosed with an illness or disorder. Use phrases such as “individuals with a mental illness” rather than “the mentally ill.” This terminology emphasizes the treatment of a person with a disease rather than simply treating a disease.
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