People of Color Deal With Mental Illness, Too

January 14, 2015 4:53 PM

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Does anything jump out at you? Anything at all? Well, all of these stories are from white women. Granted, women are being represented but there is still a larger group that is not being catered to: women of color. One might view this as a petty issue but this brings up a larger problem.

The media representation of mental illness constantly excludes, ignores and silences people of color. White women are stereotypically the face of mental illness. There are media representations like Blanche of A Streetcar Named Desire, Ingrid Bergman in Gaslight and even more recently, Carrie in Hom...

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