Stigma Saturday: Last Week Tonight

Hello my warriors! Today I thought I would share and discuss this video:

If you are not familiar with Last Week Tonight, I highly encourage you to take 12 minutes to watch, at the very least, this one episode. John Oliver does a fantastic job discussing stigmas and misconceptions surrounding mental illnesses through this video, but he introduces some humorous aspects to keep the subject from being too heavy.

John Oliver just finds the perfect combination of seriousness and humor, all while being informative. He discusses many of the different aspects of mental illnesses, such as where those with mental illnesses are placed, who talks about it and why, and ways to better help those who have mental illnesses.

I hope y’all enjoy! Until Thursday, my Warriors—

Medicated Normalcy♥

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2 comments

  1. jglandt · March 31

    Personally, I am a huge fan of John Oliver and love “Last Week Tonight”. This clip you put in here I find particularly interesting with regards to mental illness. In our society mental illness is often stigmatized as being associated with psychiatry ward patients or serial mass murderers. However, many people don’t realize that ADHD is also categorized as a mental illness, one that thousands in the U.S. are diagnosed with every year.

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    • Medicated Normalcy · March 31

      I agree. The biggest cause of this stigma is not being educated. Mental illness is a broad term that encases many different illnesses, such as ADD/ADHD, Eating Disorders, PTSD, as well as many others. Education is key to stopping the stigmas that surround mental illnesses, and to do that, people must be more open-minded, and partake in discussions that may make them uncomfortable dealing with mental illnesses.
      Thank you for your comment!

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