A century of negative movie stereotypes of mental illness
A Time to Change campaign report from Mind and Rethink
Stigma against people with mental health problems is centuries old: it crosses every national boundary and every culture.
Our report identifies popular films as a reservoir of prejudice, ignorance and fear that feeds and perpetuates damaging stereotypes of people with mental health problems. It shows the evidence that links powerful negative images with public prejudice.
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