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Prof. Bonnie Kirsh weighs in on stigma of mental health

Prof. Bonnie Kirsh ¬†addresses the stigmas associated with how the police and media portray people who have or are suspected of having mental health conditions. In this article “Toronto Expert Says That Police & Media Got This Morning’s Missing Person Story Wrong.

In reference to a tweet made by Toronto Police Operations, Prof. Kirsh commented “I think it did not portray the idea that this man was in need of help, and instead there was the messaging that this person is to be feared.”

Kirsh said the original image, a picture that made the missing person seem threatening, didn’t help matters.

Read the full article by Anja Kundacina (posted October 15, 2020)