Media is a pervasive fixture in our lives. Mass media can have the potential to influence expectations for family, parents and children.Several mental illnesses, including depression and anxiety, occur in childhood. Nearly 1 in 10 Hoosier children have lived with someone who was mentally ill, suicidal, or severely depressed, higher than the national average. 1 in 5 Indiana adults have experienced any mental illness in the past year.
Join us for this experience as we:
•understand how media can affect mental health;
•understand how the stigma of mental health is perpetuated in media;
•learn strategies to reduce media’s impact on mental health