The Impact of the Media ’s Glamorization of Drug Abuse on Mental Health

You're reading The Impact of the Media’s Glamorization of Drug Abuse on Mental Health, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. We often hear about celebrities with addictions from various news outlets. Addiction and mental health issues can affect anyone. In fact, about 19% of all U.S. adults have dealt or are currently dealing with a mental illness, according to a national survey held by SAMHSA in 2017. The Role of Media in Drug Abuse It has been shown that the media contributes to the stigma of mental illness through poor language choice, shocking or comical images and exaggerated and inaccurate portrayals. Dozens of research studies conclude that the type of news coverage presented affects the likelihood of drug abuse and suicide in vulnerable individuals. The media disservices the public when mental health issues are presented dramatically. Untreated drug and alcohol abuse, mental health disorders and death are public health issues. Is the Media Glamorizing Mental Illness? One professional study found that young people have over 250 labels used to stigmatize people with mental illness. The media propagating these labels sensationalizes and glamorizes the pain families go through when a loved one dies from mental illness. Some journalists even degrade victims of suicide with language like “crazed” or “disturbed&rdq...
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