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Mental Media In Mental Health

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Maier, J. A., Gentile, D. A., Vogel, D. L., & Kaplan, S. A. (2014). Media influences on self-stigma of seeking psychological services: The importance of media portrayals and person perception. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 3(4), 239. doi: 10.1037/a0034504. Media portrayal is one of the many factors that influence mental illness. This article researches and supports our study of the stigma related to mental health illness. There is a lack of research investigating the portrayal of psychologists, those affected by mental illness and issues of mental health; this lack of research prevents any interventions from being made to protect those at risk. “With the continued portrayals of therapy in the media, it is important to consider how these…show more content…
(2013). Perception and attitude towards mental illness in an urban community in South Delhi–A community based study. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, 35(2), 154. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.116244. Although mental illness is a commonly occurring phenomenon in communities worldwide, the general population is widely ignorant of the topic as a whole. Many medical researchers are interested in the level of understanding that various communities have when it comes to mental health. The research experiment, which took place in South Delhi, was intended, “to study perception and attitude of the community towards mental illness” (Salve, et al., 2013. p. 154). In order to fulfill the purpose of the experiment, the authors used the Opinion about Mental Illness for Chinese Community (OMICC) scale to measure the level of stigma and stereotypes that existed within the community. Specifically they assessed separatism, stereotyping, restrictiveness, benevolence, pessimistic prediction, and stigmatism. They chose 100 participants lottery style and there were specific requirements such as being over the age of 18 and residing in specific households for six months or…show more content…
After training, nurses’ believed that when they are delivering a health check they can help patients with SMI identify triggers that cause worsening symptoms and that they can assist them to maintain activities that are meaningful to them (Hardy, 2012). A strength of this study is how following the training, more practice nurses agreed that finding out the views of their patients with SMI regarding their psychiatric medications was important. This means they could be more likely to “actively promote adherence” (Hardy, p.264). Also, this demonstrates an acceptance to be supportive of the well-being of the client and not exclusively follow a checklist of physical screening. This holistic approach embraces the process of recovery (Hardy,
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