Sunday, January 29, 2023

Tag: Teresa Sheehan

Media Errors in Covering “Mental Health” – Advice to Fellow Writers...

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In 2015, I published a BuzzFeed feature story about Teresa Sheehan, a woman who was diagnosed with "schizoaffective disorder" and was shot by police. At the time I didn’t realize that it was my job to take the point of view of people who’ve been psychiatrically diagnosed very seriously. I was terrified of appearing to challenge the profession of psychiatry.