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October 29, 2017
By Emma Frankham | Oct. 23, 2017

The media often reports on individuals with mental illness. However, little is known about how accurately the media portrays these individuals. Are journalists getting mental illness “right?” It seems the answer is no. I analyzed news reports about individuals with mental illness who were killed by police during 2015 and 2016 and found that these individuals were often stigmatized because of their mental illness. In 301 online news reports, I found 231 examples of stigmatizing language.

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    Jeanne was born and raised in Port Angeles, WA and moved to Portland, OR in her teens.  She left Oregon after 20 years and moved to the Seattle area.  She is now living in Woodinville, WA and after working in real estate/escrow for several years she is now working at Seattle Children’s Hospital Emergency Department as a Health Unit Coordinator, where she has been for the last 5 years.

    Jeanne’s mother and sister live in Port Angeles.  Her other sister Read More

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    Based on the nationally recognized NAMI Family-to-Family program, NAMI Homefront is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country. The program is taught by trained family members of service members/veterans living with mental health conditions.

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