About the Mind HK Media Awards
The Awards will celebrate journalists in Hong Kong who are challenging perceptions of mental health in their work. The event will work to encourage positive, ethical and balanced portrayals of mental health in the local media, to help break down stigma and promote more open conversations around mental illness.
Why mental health portrayals in the media matter
Stigmatization. Isolation. Impact on mental health.
of those with mental illness said media coverage of mental illness has a negative effect on their own mental health
of those with mental illness state negative mental illness coverage led to an increase in depression and anxiety
of those with mental illness felt more withdrawn and isolated, as a result of negative media coverage*
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