Media portrayal of depression after the German wings

Introduction March 24, 2015, plane crash received global media coverage with the concerns of a limitation regarding the management of stigma associated with mental illness. The basic assumption is that the media coverage on the attitudes linked with mental health has greatly impacted the public perception. Also, the alleged murder-suicide by the co-pilot that resulted in the death of 150 individual, all passengers and crew members, was associated with a long period of depression. The association is viewed to elevate anger, fear and the need for social distance from individuals perceived to suffer from mental issues. BackgroundGoulden et al. (2011) explain that in the past few years, several...

Drug and Drug users

Drug and Drug Users In partial fulfillment of this Master’s program, I intend to research on drugs and drug users for my dissertation. With the circulation of psychoactive drugs such as heroin or cocaine and alcohol coupled with tobacco, it is clear that it is past time we as human beings did something to stop this issue. Krusi et al. (2010) opine that drugs are slowly becoming more affordable and children are getting more exposed to the vice. Therefore, this topic runs to the core of society and is very close to my heart because of the role of my predecessors in creative writing and film arts. To some extent, films encourage people to use drugs. In particular, by portraying drugs as something that...

Do people get together and stay together based on their differences or their similarities?

Similarities and Differences in Attraction Student’s Name Institution Abstract The similarity-attraction effect and the complementarity concepts have offered support to the opposing views on attraction. Are people more attracted to those similar or different than them? This paper explores the debate by highlighting the literature supporting the two sides. Various theories in the literature supporting the two views were analyzed. The similarity concept offers a more conclusive argument and evidence of attraction. Individuals are more attracted to those they believe have a similar perception of life like them, similar attitude, and even physical characteristics. One possessing these...