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)

Lights Out

Donnie Darko

Perks of Being a Wallflower

A Beautiful Mind

Split

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)

Black Swan

The Soloist

Rain Man

Little Miss Sunshine

To The Bone

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

American Sniper

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Love & Mercy

Benny and Joon

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Coco (Alzheimer’s)

Glass (2018)

Birdman

American Psycho

Still Alice

On My Block

The Three Faces of Eve

George Jung character in the movie Blow

Roma

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

A Clockwork Orange

Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil, and Vile 

The King’s Speech

What About Bob?

Temple Grandin

Rain Man

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