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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.

Folder 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.
Folder 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?
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Caitlin is a survivor of maltreatment of Adelphi University's student counseling center. A young adult new to the movement, Caitlin hopes to continue to her involvement in the psychiatric survivor movement and bring more attention to an issue that is all too prevalent and all too ignored. Also an actress and a poet, Caitlin hopes to use the medium of performing arts to spread awareness, and to reach fellow survivors. She says, “Many thanks to the support I have received so far from the cool crowd that is MindFreedom!" Caitlin is speaking at the MindFreedom International peaceful protest of the American Psychiatric Association in Philadelphia, OccupyAPA 2012.
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