In recent years, mainstream media has spoken a lot about mental health. This has created greater awareness around this important topic; something that might not have occurred otherwise.
There are at least two ways that mainstream media has played a part in this new attitude surrounding mental health. Firstly, it has spoken about this area directly, and secondly, it has provided certain public figures with a platform to share their own challenges.
Mainstream Media and Mental Health
Out of the Dark
There are plenty of people who benefit from the media coverage of mental health. For one thing, it helps individuals who are struggling to realize that they are not the only ones who are going through a tough time.
Their experience becomes normalized, allowing them to reach out for the support that they need. Yet, even if there are people who haven’t taken this step, at least they know that they are not the only ones in this position.