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dc.contributor.authorAtanasova, Dimaen
dc.contributor.authorKoteyko, N.en
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Brian J.en
dc.contributor.authorCrawford, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-08T09:37:09Z
dc.date.available2019-03-08T09:37:09Z
dc.date.issued2019-03-01
dc.identifier.citationAtanasova, D., Koteyko, N., Brown, B. and Crawford, P. (2019) Mental Health and the Media: From Illness to Wellbeing. Sociology Compass,en
dc.identifier.issn1751-9020
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/17600
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractThe media are a main source of information about mental health for many people and an ever-growing body of literature is evaluating their coverage of the topic. To help keep track of such research, several comprehensive but now dated literature reviews have been published. We assess more recent studies (2007-2017) and suggest future directions by integrating (1) the ‘circuit of mass communication’ model from media and communication studies which posits that production, content and reception need to be analysed for an in-depth understanding of the media, (2) the holistic view of mental health as comprising both illness and wellbeing and (3) the critical psychiatry literature questioning the assumptions underlying psychiatric knowledge and practice. We find that recent studies have focused on content and ‘the illness side’ of mental health by examining the representation of particular mental disorders and events involving individuals with specific diagnoses. We identify as a promising development the growing interest in ‘the wellbeing side’ of mental health whereby authors have started to analyse recovery messages. We invite more production and reception research and more critical content studies which use diagnostic labels cautiously and analyse the representation of people with mental health problems as the victims of violence.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectmediaen
dc.subjectmental healthen
dc.subjectrecoveryen
dc.subjectwellbeingen
dc.titleMental Health and the Media: From Illness to Wellbeingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1111/soc4.12678
dc.researchgroupMary Seacole Research Centreen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.explorer.multimediaNoen
dc.funderAHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council)en
dc.projectidAH/K003364/1en
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2019-02-25en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Health, Health Policy and Social Careen
dc.researchinstituteMary Seacole Research Centreen


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