Kit Harington and Tabloids Toxic Obsession With Celebrity Mental Health

When it comes to reprehensible celebrity mental health coverage, the media has more than earned its reputation. From sensationalized write-ups of rehab trips and breakdowns to derisive headlines and invasive tactics, theres a long history of tabloid malfeasance. Worse, articles that poke fun at people who are seemingly in crisis, reinforcing pre-existing stigmas in the process, can have serious consequences. Britney Spears is an oft-referenced example of the horrors of a parasitic press. As a recent profile of Amanda Bynes referenced the countless headlines over the years that attempted to put a psychological label to [Bynes] behavior, with the The Guardians Britney Spears article went on to juxtapose those nightmarish scenes from the early aughts with responses to recent reports …