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Stigma Files 2016

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StigmaWatch successfully had a stigmatising video titled Crazy Homeless Man removed from the WA Police Union's social media accounts after being alerted to the clip by a StigmaWatcher.

The video reinforced the myth that people living with mental illness are dangerous, unpredictable and violent.

When first contacted the WA Police Union refused to withdraw the video, resulting in a media statement and social media posts by SANE. A subsequent radio interview on ABC WA Mornings program saw the video removed from all WA Police Union social media accounts.