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Aaron Olexa Norma Bowe April 15, 2007 Article Research Project Mental Health: Mental illness has for a long time been looked down on by the media, and the mass public gets their health information from television so mental illness begin to be viewed in a negative way rather then in a sympathetic one. It wasn’t until 1964 that the media was forced to show a positive look at mental illness. Having a more positive image of mental health in the media people begin to be more tolerant and more understanding of the matter and thus became more educated as well. Mental health also covers the subject of suicide. Suicide is and has been an on going problem for America, not only with adults but the number of youth suicides has increased over the years. “ The suicide rate climbed 18 percent from 2003 to 2004 for Americans under age 20, from 1,737 deaths to 1,985. Most suicides occurred in older teens” (American School Board Journal).”Some mental health experts think a drop in the use of antidepressant drugs might be to blame” (American
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