Examples of bias in the media about mental health issues
You can read here cases where the mainstream media has broadcast material that unfairly portrays individuals diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. Of course, this will be just a few examples, because there are so many, for so many years.
- Reporter Joseph Brean for the National Post: Biased Coverage of PsychOUT conference
- When the international PsychOUT conference was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in May 2010, it was a chance for psychiatric survivor activists and allies from India, Germany, Ireland, Canada and the USA to discuss how to unite, and change the mental health system. The newspaper National Post published a report by Joseph Brean that is one of the most offensive we’ve seen.
- Is it taboo to discuss psychiatric drugs in mental health system funded events?
- When the conference Alternatives 2010 addressed the controversy of psychiatric drugs, their federal funders cracked down. Will we be able to have a full discussion of issues involving psychiatric drugs with this kind of repression?