https://nova.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Extraordinary minds, impossible choices: mental health, special skills and television https://nova.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:36706 Sherlock (UK, BBC, 2010-), Homeland (USA, Showtime, 2011-), Perception (USA, TNT, 2012-2015), Hannibal (USA, NBC, 2013-2015) and Black Box (USA, ABC, 2014). Theoretically, this paper draws on Sami Schalk's formulation of the 'superpowered supercrip narrative', which refers to the 'representation of a character who has abilities or «powers» that operate in direct relationship with or contrast to their disability'. This paper is also indebted to Davi A Johnson's 'Managing Mr. Monk' (2008) for its discussion of mental illness as attaining 'social value' through becoming a resource with economic and ethical value, as do the conditions of the fictional characters explored in this article. Schalk's work on disability is here expanded to a more specific discussion of mental illness on television, while Johnson's work is updated to discuss whether the newer characterisations reflect the same rhetorical positioning as Monk (USA, USA Network, 2002-2009), one of the earliest texts celebrated for featuring a lead, sympathetic character clearly and explicitly identified with a mental health condition. Of the five lead characters examined here, three are figured as responsible for their symptoms because they have chosen not to take medication or withdraw from their medication. It is concurrently presented that if they do take medication, it dampens their abilities to perform valuable work in the community, thus removing their use value within the world of the series.]]> Thu 25 Jun 2020 15:14:41 AEST ]]> Architecture as change-agent? Looking for innovation in contemporary forensic psychiatric hospital design https://nova.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:41015 Thu 21 Jul 2022 12:01:24 AEST ]]> It's like another world: the perceived beneficial effects of an artistically designed multisensory environment https://nova.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:37365 Mon 19 Oct 2020 11:18:20 AEDT ]]>