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Media Plays on Mental Illness as Violent When Studies Show the Opposite

A study done by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that, “Nearly four in 10 news stories about mental illness analyzed by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers connect mental illness with violent behavior toward others, even though less than five percent of violence in the United States is directly related to mental illness.” The study comments on the continued stigma the media puts on mental illness to its millions of viewers. This stigma makes those with a mental illness uncomfortable to talk about it or even get help, even though the statics show that 50% of the population will have a mental illness over their lifetime.

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