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Les médias de communication audiovisuelle au service de la santé mentale

By Nicolas Tilli


The unchanging, alienating world of psychiatric institutionalization affords few occasions for patients to assert themselves as subjects and escape stigma. A groundbreaking initiative from Argentina uses communications media to provide active roles and social purpose to people with mental illnesses. Colifata is a radio station affiliated with an Argentinian psychiatric hospital where patients are the on-air hosts, establishing bridges to the outside world and giving a radically new face to mental illness. Colifata began as an underground radio before being recognized as a valuable public service and has since been copied worldwide. The author examines the station’s origins, operations, and social benefits

Topics: mental illness, stigmatization, radio, Colifata, Argentina, Communication. Mass media, P87-96
Publisher: Université Laval
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.4000/communication.5783
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