Option 1: Media and Mental Illness
- Find a source of information in the media (e.g., newspaper, talk shows, TV programs, films, etc.) that deal directly with mental illness
- You will need to cite this media source in your References page
- Discuss the quality of the coverage, the accuracy/inaccuracy of the images presented, the assumptions made about mental illness, and an overall evaluation of the coverage.
- Be scientific, back up your arguments with the research literature. How does this coverage affect those suffering from the particular form of mental illness covered?
- Could you present the information in a better way? How?
- Your paper will need to be 2 to 5 pages in APA format, not including a title page and reference page. The rubric will be posted on Canvas.
- MUST include a Title page
- MUST include a References page – site the media article, TV show, movie, documentary, magazine article, website page
- Refer to the APA Purdue Owl website
Paper Option 1: Media and Mental Illness
Movies/TV Shows Featuring a Mental Illness Disorder & Characters with Mental Disorder
Movies (not an exhaustive list)
Perks of Being a Wallflower
A Beautiful Mind
Hide and Seek
Girl, Interrupted (trigger warning)
A Star is Born
Welcome to Marwen
Love & Other Drugs
Silver Linings Playbook
The Notebook (Alzheimer’s Disorder)
Little Miss Sunshine
To The Bone
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Love & Mercy
Benny and Joon
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
It’s Kind of a Funny Story
On My Block
The Three Faces of Eve
George Jung character in the movie Blow
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
A Clockwork Orange
Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil, and Vile
The King’s Speech
What About Bob?