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9 Great Representations of Health Conditions in Modern Media

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Not all representation is good representation, especially in the health community. So often the media serves abled, neurotypical individuals where trauma porn and stigma fuels disability, chronic illness, and mental health rep which can lead to more harm, violence, and worse patient care for the people who need it.

That being said, there’s some darn good representation out there for people with different health conditions. Curious, The Mighty asked their health community about their favorite health-related representation in the media.

Here’s what they had to say: Mental Health “While I am bipolar and do not have schizophrenia, I think the representation of mental illness in ‘A Beautiful Mind’ was so perfect.

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