Mental Health Issues and the Media: An Introduction for Health Professionals

Mental Health Issues and the Media: An Introduction for Health Professionals

by Gary Morris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415325315

ISBN-13: 9780415325318

Pub. Date: 04/28/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Mental Health Issues and the Media provides students and professionals in nursing and allied professions, in psychiatry, psychology and related disciplines, with a theoretically grounded introduction to the ways in which our attitudes are shaped by the media.

A wide range of contemporary media help to create attitudes surrounding mental health and

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Overview

Mental Health Issues and the Media provides students and professionals in nursing and allied professions, in psychiatry, psychology and related disciplines, with a theoretically grounded introduction to the ways in which our attitudes are shaped by the media.

A wide range of contemporary media help to create attitudes surrounding mental health and illness, and for all health professionals,
the ways in which they do so are of immediate concern. Health professionals need to:

  • be aware of media influences on their own perceptions and attitudes
  • take account of both the negative and positive aspects of media intervention in mental health promotion and public education
  • understand the way in which we all interact with media messages and how this affects both practitioners and service users.

Covering the press, literature, film, television and the Internet, this comprehensive text includes practical advice and recommendations on how to combat negative images for service users, healthcare workers and media personnel.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415325318
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1The mental health-media relationship1
2Media sources and the role of the media23
3Stigma, labelling and the media : the negative representation of mental health issues47
4Selling mental health (positive health promotion)70
5The news media92
6Literature116
7Film140
8Television165
9The Internet190
10And ...213

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