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Silent Stigma

A short video raising awareness about mental health

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Silent Stigma
Ian White

This was originally a project for my Communications Class. It started with finding an idea for a PSA. I decided I wanted to do something that I strongly wanted to advocate. It wasn't until after I decided to make a video about mental health that I realized that May was Mental Health Awareness Month.

The mental health stigma is what I deal with every day, along with so many others. People cannot see my mental disability, therefore they take me for granted when I fail to perform as well or interact as well as them. A lot of the time, People don't notice their friends, and even if they seem concerningly different, they assume that it is nothing to worry about. Depression isn't something people can see in plain sight, and thus some people never notice until their friend say something or an incident happens.

Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Everyone struggles with something.

I chose to focus on college students because Mental Health can become a struggle during College, yet there is so little being said about it. The people in the video are real people, with real disorders, and real disabilities.


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