Comic Book Superhero Helps Fight Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness


"Comic books often portray villains as not only evil and violent, but as having a mental illness… ‘That’s why I thought it was important to create a character living with mental illness who is a hero, not a villain,’ Pozios said. He noted that comic books also have a long tradition of social justice advocacy and can play a pivotal role in changing how people with mental illness are represented in entertainment media."

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