Six Leading Mental Health Organizations Call on ABC-TV to Drop Halloween Episode; Stigma Violates TV Network's Own Anti-Bullying Campaign
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2015/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six of the nation's leading mental health organizations have joined in calling on ABC-TV to drop its Wednesday night broadcast of a "Modern Family" Halloween episode that mocks and stigmatizes people with mental health conditions. A copy of the letter is below, signed by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the Bazelon Center on Mental Health Law, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), Mental Health America (MHA), the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS), Inc. The letter includes the observation that the episode violates ABC-TV's own code of Corporate Citizenship and Social Responsibility and that one of the television network's own partners in a current anti-bullying campaign has itself called for an end to the stigma that surrounds mental illness. Continue reading
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