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Mental Illness has been apart of many peoples lives for Centuries

Along with the mental illness there is a stigma that unfortueately comes with it This stigma can be found in many television and cinema films and in turn can influence millions of people every day This paper will examine some of the reasons mental illnesses receive prejudice and discrimination and how we as a society can change this stigma When it comes to mental illnesses or disorders not many people fully understand how these people act or why they act in the manner that they do Sadly this sometimes causes people to discriminate against them due to the fear of the unknown and lack of knowledge There was one study done to approximately 150 college students and the impact of one movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest The students were given a questionnaire before the movie was released that asked questions about mental illness About half of the students watched the film while the other half watched a documentary about mental illness After the students viewed either film they were given another questionnaire The results indicated a negative change in attitude towards mental illness after watching One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest while there was no change after watching the documentary 

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