ABC’s plans to re-air last year’s Modern Family Halloween episode, entitled AwesomeLand. This is a despicable, disgusting, offensive misrepresentation of neurological illnesses and treatment. The discrimination and harm that this brings to our community via the media is beyond appalling. Here is a trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fD2pSLSyKc – ABC refuses to cease airing this show and incites my anger and frustration. They also are in violation of their own standards: Corporate Citizenship and Social Responsibility.
There are more than 9 million Americans living with serious psychiatric neurological disorders and millions more are affected – parents, siblings, colleagues, neighbors, the entire community. We as a community MUST provide respect, compassion and TREATMENT as we do with other illnesses NOW! Stop engaging in discriminatory, harmful spread of denigrations based on falsehoods.
Linda Stalters, Exec. Dir. Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America