Psychos, cuckoo's nests and silver linings: madness in the movies

McGowan, J. (2015) Psychos, cuckoo's nests and silver linings: madness in the movies. In: LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 2015, 23rd-28th February, 2015, London School of Economics.

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Abstract

How mental illness is portrayed in art, literature and on TV can have a positive or negative effect on how the public perceives mental ill health. Representations of people with mental health problems can range from the mad psychotic criminal to people within their daily lives dealing with depression, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. This panel discussion explores how such presentations of mental illness can affect public understanding of mental ill health with insights from research and personal experiences.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0790 Mental health services. Mental illness prevention
Divisions: pre Nov-2014 > Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Dr John McGowan
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2016 15:31
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2016 15:31
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/14247

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