Society has identified that the majority of people with mental diseases are “dangerous”, which means that a large part of our society has been categorised as outsiders. Moreover, the media has build up a stigma around mental health, that has shaped the public’s opinion of people who live with mental illnesses. Thus, the public’s opinion manipulated in the same direction. Focus on Mental Health; an umbrella organisation believes that mentally ill people get treated unfairly by the press, with words such as “maniac”, “schizo”, and “psycho” contributing to the stigma. 
        This work explores the various abuses of language associated with mental health by the media. Many studies have shown that the language choices that media outlets make have a direct impact on our thoughts and actions. Similarly, the derogatory nature of the following words should never be used in reporting; these include “crazy”, “nuts”, “lunatic”, “deranged” “psycho” and “wacko”. Moreover, it is understood that this language is being used more and more by people who are not affected by mental health problems.

The concept of this project is to make the audience feel uncomfortable, putting the audience in the position of an “outsider” in society. Playing with language, the outcome will be unclear, making us question our choices. Are our choices the right choices? These questions will give the audience an uncomfortable element to experience, potentially exposing the audience to the feeling of being stigmatised.