Archive on 4 - The Mind in the Media

Filer, N and Weston, P (2017) Archive on 4 - The Mind in the Media.

Item Type: Audio
Creators: Filer, N and Weston, P
Abstract: If you ask the author, Nathan Filer, when he first came into contact with mental illness, he'll tell you it was in 1999 when he first became a psychiatric nurse. But, like many of us, he'd actually met it much earlier : through film, drama and the news. Like many of us, his understanding had been shaped by how the media chose to portray it. But he quickly realised how very different real life was to fiction and the reports. Now he asks what does that difference do to us - both as a society and to us as individuals, when many of us have experienced mental health disorders in our every day lives, either personally or to close family and friends. How does story-telling in the 21st century influence public understanding and our sympathy or condemnation for those experiencing mental health disorders?
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Date: 11 March 2017

Produced by Polly Weston. Written by Nathan Filer.

Archive on 4 is a BBC Radio 4 programme which compiles audio clips from the station's archives, around a different theme in each edition. A variety of guest speakers, often with a connection to the week's subject, present the show.

Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2017 17:23
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 19:26
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