What is stigma, how does it apply to mental health, and what are its consequences? And how might video games perpetuate mental illness stigma?
In this episode, Hamilton (doctor), and Donald and Sachin (mental health doctors) discuss ways of understanding stigma and its impact, and look at studies of games which may cause stigmatisation.
We use the following sources:
A study of what messages games on Steam carry about mental illness.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Media – Chapter 13 (The Role of Media in Promoting and Destigmatizing Mental Illness in Youth, by Cheryl K Olson and Lawrence A Kutner)
A paper on how horror games perpetuate mental health stigma