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Study: News Stories Often Link Violence With Mental Health Illness, Even Though People With Mental Health Illness Are Rarely Violent
Posted on Jun 06 2016
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (press release)
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A study led by a John Hopkins researcher, published in the journal of Health Affairs, has found that almost 40% of news stories about mental illness connect it to viloence toward others, even nthough less than 5% of violence in the U.S. is directly relatedd to violence. Skewed perception constributes to stigma, fear and discrimination.