Informative Essay On Mental Asylums

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Do you believe everything you see or hear on social media, movies, or tv shows? People often receive their knowledge of the world around them from these form of entertainment. For instance, did you actually expect the world to end in 2012? The media also tends to exaggerate or dramatize normal occurrences in everyday life in order to entertain people. One thing that is always portrayed in a dark and negative light is the mental institutions of this country. There are countless horror movies, paranormal series, documents, and books that all include the eerie and mysterious happenings in mental asylums. During halloween, mental asylums are themes of haunted houses. Mental asylums might have been a scary experience back in the day where mental…show more content…
Meagerly of the patients in a mental hospital know or want help. As I was reading articles about people that stayed in an asylum , many said that they admitted their own self into a mental hospital. Furthermore, I learn that if your illness isn’t that serious you are allowed to sign yourself out. “After three days in a psych ward, you can leave ... if the doctors say you can leave. If there 's a disagreement between you and your docs, you go to court. But most people use the third option: voluntarily signing themselves into treatment.” said Robert Evans. Everything I keep discovering about mental institutions is the complete opposite of what I’ve been learning and seeing in movies. Now this is making me more curious on what else I believed from the media that is actually a…show more content…
In conclusion, the media always portray things in such a dramatic way. As you can see of what you read off my paper that not everything you see or hear in movies, tv shows or any kind of media is true. We can’t allow the media to over power what’s the true. As we pass from generation to generation, our society keeps getting worse and it’s our fault. I read this quote saying “we blame society, but we are the society”. We need to start using all these amazing technology and resources for a better purpose instead of posting selfies and hoping to hit over a hundred likes or tweeting irrelevant stuff like “why is it so hot”. Our generation knowledge will keep on decreasing if we don’t change our
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