02 – Personal or professional, language matters

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‘Living Well’ Report Infographic generated by NSW Mental Health Commission [2014a].
Of the various scholarly articles read on the issue of mental health, the three I have focused on specifically discuss its portrayal in mass media, as well as its researched links to criminality. Each takes an investigative approach, either developing their own research or collating and comparing the efforts of others. All three also stipulate the limitations of their findings, whether due to the data being selective, incomparable or dated. This conveys a high regard for objectivity, along with a sense of responsibility not to further accentuate existing stigmas and inaccuracies.

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