What If?

What If? Unit

Green Chinese takeaway boxTakeaways

  • Recognize stigmatizing attitudes toward mental health and mental health patients, as compared to other medicalized conditions and patients categories

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The component for this unit is “What If? …Cancer Prisons,” a short satirical essay that contrasts attitudes toward cancer patients and mental health patients. Written by a Mad School community expert Lanny Beckman.

Green kitchen weigh scaleEvaluating the Components

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Humour is a useful teaching device, especially in exploring ideas of normalcy.  What if we treated cancer patients as we treat mental patients? This component is a short satirical piece by humorist and project community expert Lanny Beckman who explores this question.