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Three Perspectives on Mental Health Told through StoryCorps' “Liza Long and ‘Michael’”

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Title
Three Perspectives on Mental Health Told through StoryCorps' “Liza Long and ‘Michael’”
Published in
AMA Journal of Ethics, January 2018
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2018.20.1.peer3-1801
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Abstract

By examining mental illness through the lens of intimate firsthand accounts of caregivers and patients, including caregiver blogposts and a conversation between Liza Long and her son as recorded by StoryCorps, we demonstrate how new media can be leveraged to shift societal perceptions of those with mental illness from blameworthy potential perpetrators of terror to vulnerable persons in need of compassion and support. Exploring patient, caregiver, and societal roles through a close reading of new media firsthand accounts, we argue for shared responsibility in caring for those with mental illness and, in particular, for physicians to leverage their unique knowledge of the patient experience by promoting media coverage of stories of mental illness recovery.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 19%
Student > Bachelor 3 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Other 2 10%
Unknown 8 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 3 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 10%
Social Sciences 2 10%
Psychology 1 5%
Linguistics 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 11 52%