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Connections: Discussing "Bird Box," and how mental illness is depicted in the media

Jan 10, 2019

The new film “Bird Box” has generated a lot of buzz. Some of that buzz comes from advocates for mental health awareness, who say the film perpetuates stigma of mental illness.

This hour, we discuss how mental health challenges are depicted in the media and the effects those depictions have on viewers. We also discuss when and where trigger warnings should be used. In studio: