The Irresponsibility Of The Mainstream Media

People Laughing In The Streets

No one is denying the impact that the coronavirus is having on our society. Over 400 deaths in the United States alone and thousands overseas, COVID-19 has earned its place in the history books. But the media has also earned its place in the history books for the paranoia that it has been instilling in people’s minds. The irresponsibility of the media needs to stop before the next generation of journalists come into power.

So what exactly is irresponsible about the mainstream media? The panic that they are contributing to. Rather than comforting the millions of viewers who are sitting at home in tears, not knowing how they will pay their next month’s bills, they continue to provide us with 24/7 news on how deadly this virus is and how we should all practice “social distancing.

What is portrayed in the media does not match what can be observed in the streets. And why is that? Because people are slowly losing interest in what they have to say. Take a look for yourself at what you can see in the streets: people are casually walking their dogs, families are strolling in parks, friends are smoking cigarettes and laughing, food vendors are in good spirits and selling Halal, etc.

Should we mention all the spring breakers partying on the beaches of Florida and the west coasters getting high and exercising on the beaches of sunny California? This is not meant to deny the importance of social distancing; we should continue to listen to our leaders and health officials on the recommendations of dealing with the coronavirus.

But it would be nice if the media did not secretly care so much about headlines and numbers, and rather report some positive news from time to time. Talking about COVID-19 24/7 is promoting paranoia, anxiety, substance use and depression in the population; people are also committing suicide! If this is not irresponsibility than I don’t know what is.

This is not meant to bash the mainstream media with the intent of hating. We here at The DSM Ready Community do not slide on hate; love is our passion. Our goal is to work with the mainstream media and help them realize that we the people want positive and honest news that does not scare us 24/7. I’m sure they can find a way of delivering other news that does not focus on the coronavirus all the time.

Only by focusing on various positive topics in the news, will people more effectively recover from this traumatic COVID experience and get on with their lives again.

Together we will!

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20 Replies to “The Irresponsibility Of The Mainstream Media”

  1. Tamara Kulish from https://tamarakulish.com/ – USA – Welcome! Like many of you, I've been through many difficult life experiences which in the first two thirds of my life led me to becoming overwhelmed, depressed for long periods and even to the point where I no longer felt I should be walking the earth anymore! So what happened that I could release myself? My inner transformation was a long and arduous process, as I wanted to make changes within me on a deeply-felt heart level. The publisher of my first book (an illustrated children's book, now out of print), suggested I write down some of my philosophical thoughts and put them into a book. This astonished me that anyone would notice the changes I had worked so hard to accomplish within myself, but since he was my publisher, I felt I got a Universal green light! My books, articles and art are the direct results from having come out the other side of that tunnel and are the lessons I've learned as well as the very tools I used on my own healing journey! My goal is to help others on their healing paths in gently supportive ways! Peace, Tamara https://tamarakulish.com/
    Tamara Kulish says:

    I agree. I’m trying to only post positive things to get people to refocus their minds. I’m not the media so I can do this. If they also were to report on the numbers of recoveries, people would feel more of a sense of hope, instead of feeling hopeless and throwing caution to the wind.

    Peace, Tamara

    1. Dr. Alexander – New York City Area – Dr. Alexander, a psychiatry resident in the New York City area is the founder of The DSM Ready Movement: an international community which focuses on bringing people together to achieve a happier and healthier state of mind. DSM Ready has three goals: 1) End mental health stigma and normalize mental health 2) Provide a safe and nonjudgmental place to share thoughts, feelings and advice about mental health 3) Maximize happiness and well-being 😎 Dr. Alexander can be reached on: dsmready.com linkedin.com/in/psychheals/
      Dr. Sinu MD says:

      Agree Tamara! We’re both on the same page.

      1. Tamara Kulish from https://tamarakulish.com/ – USA – Welcome! Like many of you, I've been through many difficult life experiences which in the first two thirds of my life led me to becoming overwhelmed, depressed for long periods and even to the point where I no longer felt I should be walking the earth anymore! So what happened that I could release myself? My inner transformation was a long and arduous process, as I wanted to make changes within me on a deeply-felt heart level. The publisher of my first book (an illustrated children's book, now out of print), suggested I write down some of my philosophical thoughts and put them into a book. This astonished me that anyone would notice the changes I had worked so hard to accomplish within myself, but since he was my publisher, I felt I got a Universal green light! My books, articles and art are the direct results from having come out the other side of that tunnel and are the lessons I've learned as well as the very tools I used on my own healing journey! My goal is to help others on their healing paths in gently supportive ways! Peace, Tamara https://tamarakulish.com/
        Tamara Kulish says:

        #sharepositive 😻😻😻

      2. Dr. Alexander – New York City Area – Dr. Alexander, a psychiatry resident in the New York City area is the founder of The DSM Ready Movement: an international community which focuses on bringing people together to achieve a happier and healthier state of mind. DSM Ready has three goals: 1) End mental health stigma and normalize mental health 2) Provide a safe and nonjudgmental place to share thoughts, feelings and advice about mental health 3) Maximize happiness and well-being 😎 Dr. Alexander can be reached on: dsmready.com linkedin.com/in/psychheals/
        Dr. Sinu MD says:

        Agreed! 🙂

  2. astrireads – Jakarta – I am a veterinarian who loves to read a good book while drinking hot chocolate and snuggling and curling up with cats. Enjoys reading young adult, romance, fantasy, self-help/business, memoirs and occasionally thriller books. Writes book reviews and posts photographs of books.
    astrireads says:

    I felt so stressed out after reading the news that now I only read updates from health sources, like CDC and WHO. I also limit it to twice a day now.

    1. Dr. Alexander – New York City Area – Dr. Alexander, a psychiatry resident in the New York City area is the founder of The DSM Ready Movement: an international community which focuses on bringing people together to achieve a happier and healthier state of mind. DSM Ready has three goals: 1) End mental health stigma and normalize mental health 2) Provide a safe and nonjudgmental place to share thoughts, feelings and advice about mental health 3) Maximize happiness and well-being 😎 Dr. Alexander can be reached on: dsmready.com linkedin.com/in/psychheals/
      Dr. Sinu MD says:

      Definitely don’t allow the media to stress you out. Read other sources or don’t even read at all.

      1. astrireads – Jakarta – I am a veterinarian who loves to read a good book while drinking hot chocolate and snuggling and curling up with cats. Enjoys reading young adult, romance, fantasy, self-help/business, memoirs and occasionally thriller books. Writes book reviews and posts photographs of books.
        astrireads says:

        Thanks for the advice! I feel so much better now that I don’t read the news as often as I used to.

      2. Dr. Alexander – New York City Area – Dr. Alexander, a psychiatry resident in the New York City area is the founder of The DSM Ready Movement: an international community which focuses on bringing people together to achieve a happier and healthier state of mind. DSM Ready has three goals: 1) End mental health stigma and normalize mental health 2) Provide a safe and nonjudgmental place to share thoughts, feelings and advice about mental health 3) Maximize happiness and well-being 😎 Dr. Alexander can be reached on: dsmready.com linkedin.com/in/psychheals/
        Dr. Sinu MD says:

        Awesome!

  3. Harken's Headers – Harken's Headers is a random idea at a random moment trying out this new thing people call Digital Writing. We will see how it goes. Knowing me, it will include some humor, wit, awkwardness and possibly make you think. Even might make me think as well. Stay tuned and see what I come up with in this randomized, awkward journey. Harken Headers is an avid learner as well as researcher of many topics including but not limited to health, nutrition, herbalism, European folk culture and lifestyle medicine. Harken lives wherever the wind blows gaining experience, knowledge and testing that knowledge out firsthand to share with people like you. Health & Not Screwing It Up is Harken's 1st book.
    Harken's Headers says:

    I agree. The mainstream media needs to be held responsible for the panic and stress they caused which helped create havoc that everyone is suffering from now whether it be in the economic sense or health due to the anxiety.

    1. Dr. Alexander – New York City Area – Dr. Alexander, a psychiatry resident in the New York City area is the founder of The DSM Ready Movement: an international community which focuses on bringing people together to achieve a happier and healthier state of mind. DSM Ready has three goals: 1) End mental health stigma and normalize mental health 2) Provide a safe and nonjudgmental place to share thoughts, feelings and advice about mental health 3) Maximize happiness and well-being 😎 Dr. Alexander can be reached on: dsmready.com linkedin.com/in/psychheals/
      Dr. Sinu MD says:

      Yeah they’re too much… it’s entertaining to a certain extent, but when all they show is negativity, it starts to affect your mental health.

      1. Harken's Headers – Harken's Headers is a random idea at a random moment trying out this new thing people call Digital Writing. We will see how it goes. Knowing me, it will include some humor, wit, awkwardness and possibly make you think. Even might make me think as well. Stay tuned and see what I come up with in this randomized, awkward journey. Harken Headers is an avid learner as well as researcher of many topics including but not limited to health, nutrition, herbalism, European folk culture and lifestyle medicine. Harken lives wherever the wind blows gaining experience, knowledge and testing that knowledge out firsthand to share with people like you. Health & Not Screwing It Up is Harken's 1st book.
        Harken's Headers says:

        I agree.

  4. 4neonfun – 👋Hello, and welcome to my corner of the Internet! Here you will find a unique collection of stories and artistic expression. ⭐A system with a dark history and a bright future.🌟 We DID it!🎉 Certified Nursing Attendant & Administrative professional. Visit my website at www.4neonfun.xyz ☕Cheers! ~4NeonFun
    4neonfun says:

    If there’s a way to grab a hold of the puppet strings, then in the least we are fighting a common enemy rather than each other. What justification does the media have for such behaviour? Reaction. They are selling their stories. As consumers, we should have a collective oversight of the media that we engage in so we may see a healthier expression in the future. As always keep up the excellent work!

    1. Dr. Alexander – New York City Area – Dr. Alexander, a psychiatry resident in the New York City area is the founder of The DSM Ready Movement: an international community which focuses on bringing people together to achieve a happier and healthier state of mind. DSM Ready has three goals: 1) End mental health stigma and normalize mental health 2) Provide a safe and nonjudgmental place to share thoughts, feelings and advice about mental health 3) Maximize happiness and well-being 😎 Dr. Alexander can be reached on: dsmready.com linkedin.com/in/psychheals/
      Dr. Sinu MD says:

      Thank you. Yes, they certainly have an agenda and that revolves around $

  5. 4neonfun – 👋Hello, and welcome to my corner of the Internet! Here you will find a unique collection of stories and artistic expression. ⭐A system with a dark history and a bright future.🌟 We DID it!🎉 Certified Nursing Attendant & Administrative professional. Visit my website at www.4neonfun.xyz ☕Cheers! ~4NeonFun
    4neonfun says:

    That is just the tip of the iceberg, as it is more what is associated by it such as power/status & control. They will continue business as usual as long as it is profitable and that they are able. I know the bigger they are the harder they fall and I relish the day that they will come crashing down. Now that would be worth seeing, but it would likely involve hyperinflation to where $ is no longer of value.

    1. Dr. Alexander – New York City Area – Dr. Alexander, a psychiatry resident in the New York City area is the founder of The DSM Ready Movement: an international community which focuses on bringing people together to achieve a happier and healthier state of mind. DSM Ready has three goals: 1) End mental health stigma and normalize mental health 2) Provide a safe and nonjudgmental place to share thoughts, feelings and advice about mental health 3) Maximize happiness and well-being 😎 Dr. Alexander can be reached on: dsmready.com linkedin.com/in/psychheals/
      Dr. Sinu MD says:

      Well we don’t want to wish bad upon anyone – we don’t do that when we’re part of The DSM Ready Community! We’re all about love and happiness 🙂

      1. 4neonfun – 👋Hello, and welcome to my corner of the Internet! Here you will find a unique collection of stories and artistic expression. ⭐A system with a dark history and a bright future.🌟 We DID it!🎉 Certified Nursing Attendant & Administrative professional. Visit my website at www.4neonfun.xyz ☕Cheers! ~4NeonFun
        4neonfun says:

        You’re right, and to be clear I meant the media in itself and the actions of others. Seeing as it is, it is extremely difficult to show love and kindness towards such agencies that prey on you in a variety of ways. Sure, the people behind the scenes are simply that – people. Thank you!

      2. Dr. Alexander – New York City Area – Dr. Alexander, a psychiatry resident in the New York City area is the founder of The DSM Ready Movement: an international community which focuses on bringing people together to achieve a happier and healthier state of mind. DSM Ready has three goals: 1) End mental health stigma and normalize mental health 2) Provide a safe and nonjudgmental place to share thoughts, feelings and advice about mental health 3) Maximize happiness and well-being 😎 Dr. Alexander can be reached on: dsmready.com linkedin.com/in/psychheals/
        Dr. Sinu MD says:

        Yes they are . . . people who go home to their families but work for an organization who cares about profit. But people at the end of the day . . . who deserve love.

  6. Whenever they post what is the latest on the curve, I will listen. Then when the commentary comes on, I change the channel. Great post about a real problem.

    1. Dr. Alexander – New York City Area – Dr. Alexander, a psychiatry resident in the New York City area is the founder of The DSM Ready Movement: an international community which focuses on bringing people together to achieve a happier and healthier state of mind. DSM Ready has three goals: 1) End mental health stigma and normalize mental health 2) Provide a safe and nonjudgmental place to share thoughts, feelings and advice about mental health 3) Maximize happiness and well-being 😎 Dr. Alexander can be reached on: dsmready.com linkedin.com/in/psychheals/
      Dr. Sinu MD says:

      Thanks for sharing! Yes, we don’t always have to literally tune in

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