4 Ways Romanticizing Mental Illness Is Making the Stigma of It Worse

False portrayal is worse than no portrayal.

Sara A. Metwalli
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6 min readSep 8, 2020

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Mental illness has always been stigmatized within society. This stigma has extended to the world of TV and social media as well. In most TV shows and the news, mental illness is associated with weird and violent behaviors. From portraying mental and personality disorders as…

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Sara A. Metwalli
Invisible Illness

Ph.D. candidate working on Quantum Computing. Traveler, writing lover, science enthusiast, and CS instructor. Get in touch with me bit.ly/2CvFAw6