TASK: Write a letter to a close friend explaining how the portrayal of mental health issues in popular media of different types misrepresents the lived experience of mental illness. Discuss the possible application of stigmatisation in this process and how it affects people with mental ill-health and their carers.
Please access at least these three different media types:
1. A popular media item from the written press either online or print - preferably from Australia... but if not, perhaps an international media item / site.
2. The ABC's documentary : Australian Story: "The Girl Least Likely" This can be viewed on [url removed, login to view]
3. A mainstream film portrayal or book centering on Mental Health issues.
Thanks in advance. TF