Canada Mental Health Commission

Why the Media Shuns Mental Illness

Marvin Ross | Posted 04.09.2012 | Canada
Marvin Ross

There is nothing newsworthy, unfortunately, in the stories of the many people with treated mental illness who are coping and accomplishing. There is the old adage that when a dog bites a man that's not news. When a man bites a dog, that is news, so most of the media coverage around the mentally ill has to do with crimes.