BY BETSY COLE
EDITED BY HEIDI HORNBACHER
ARTWORK BY LAURA CHALAND
How mental hospitals are portrayed within the media and how, generally, they’re still a terrible place to be.
From the expose by Nelly Bly in the early 20th Century to famous works like successful books that became equally successful films ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ and ‘Girl Interrupted’. Or the novels like ‘The BellJar’ and ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’ which had terrible adaptations. Furthermore, the lack of representation of the BIPOC community where mental health issues are normally confined to addiction and maybe PTSD.
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