Truth Initiative to launch new ads targeting military, mental health at VMAs

Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The national youth smoking prevention group truth will launch new ads at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 27 highlighting smoking by members of the military and the mentally ill. Read more: https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2017/08/24/Truth-Initiative-to-launch-new-ads-targeting-military-mental-health-at-VMAs/2241503513114/

How the Media Influences Us…Perhaps Without Our Awareness

To a greater extent than we may realize, the media, even entertainment media attempts to get us to believe as they do. This essay explores how that’s done, using the play, The Book of Mormon, which the New York Times called the best musical of this century. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/how-do-life/201708/how-the-media-influences-usperhaps-without-our-awareness

Portrayals of Eating Disorders in the Media: To the Bone

I’d like to talk to you about To the Bone, a movie which was released on Netflix this July. To the Bone deals with eating disorders (“EDs”) and has caused quite a stir across social media ever since its trailer was released. Read more: https://psychcentral.com/lib/portrayals-of-eating-disorders-in-the-media-to-the-bone/