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Myths About Madness

Synopsis
Training video looking at preconceptions about mental illness and people with mental health problems. Analyses the attitudes of the public, professionals, employers, journalists and family members and asks where these attitudes come from and what the reality is. People with mental health problems describe the impact of stigma and labels on their lives. Professionals talk about the sources of their own prejudices. Looks at how public fear and misunderstanding actually prevents community care from working, and examines initiatives taken by some individuals and groups to challenge stigma and discrimination around mental health.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Year of production
1998
Availability
Out of Distribution
Documentation
Accompanying training notes.
Uses
Mental health professionals, teachers, police, social work professionals, carers, employers.
Subjects
Social welfare
Keywords
mental illness; prejudice; social education

Production Company

Name

Mental Health Media

Email
info@mhmedia.com
Web
http://www.mhmedia.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7700 8171
Fax
020 7686 0959
Address
356 Holloway Road
London
N7 6PA

Sponsor

Name

Department of Health

Distributor

Name

Rethink Mental Illness

Web
https://shop.rethink.org/ External site opens in new window
Address
Shop
london
SE1 7TP
Notes
The Mental health Shop is a combined effort from Mental Health Media and the charity, Rethink.

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