Tag: cultural perceptions of mental illness

The Media’s New Hashtag: #GuardianshipIsGood for Britney Spears

Recent press coverage of top star Britney Spears, who remains under a personal and professional guardianship, reflects conventional attitudes about “mental illness” that are both stigmatizing and encourage legislation that promotes forced treatment.

“’Tortured Artist’ Meme Lacks Good Evidence”

“That vision of the ‘tortured artist’ — the belief that there is a strong link between creativity and mental illness — is deeply embedded...