Mental health stigma in the UK

I have also been following this horrifying trend of retail sellers offering offensive caricatures of “mental patients” as joke costumes. I hope that public outcry will serve to educate not only the retailers, but also the public, that caricaturing the mentally ill is no more acceptable than putting on blackface and an Afro wig. Much less acceptable, since “mental patients” are represented as intrinsically violent. Thanks savemefrombpd for publishing this excellent article.

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  1. bpnana

     /  September 27, 2013

    All the more reason to keep fighting stigma! Thanks

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  2. …Yeah, and then there’s that unfortunate Sun ‘1,200 killed by mental patients’ headline. It’s all pretty horrifying.

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