psych 305 first Q response.docx - Rebecca Rogge Psych 305 Quiz section AA Since a lot of people\u2019s knowledge about mental illness comes from the media

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Rebecca Rogge Psych 305 Quiz section AA 1/11/2019 Since a lot of people’s knowledge about mental illness comes from the media they watch, when mental illness is being misrepresented it can have lasting damaging effects. This may be because many people don’t like to change their perspective on something after they have been told over and over how something ought to be and more so if it is a subject they fear. This seems especially true in our current climate with so many people that refuse to vaccinate because it may give their child autism or deny climate change because they don’t want to acknowledge that the earth may not sustain their current way of life. This is mostly because it goes against their preexisting beliefs. Even though there is scientific evidence to the contrary. Addressing some myths about mental illness, I think that they feed off people’s fear of the unknown as
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