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Why The Andreas Lubitz Case Shouldn’t Stigmatise Depression

Why The Andreas Lubitz Case Shouldn’t Stigmatise Depression

​We are all shocked and saddened by the death of 150 people in the Germanwings crash in the French Alps earlier this week. But as reports arise that link the deaths with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's history of depression, many have faulted the way the media is reporting this tragic story. Headlines such as Killer Pilot Suffered from Depression (Mirror), Madman in Cockpit (Sun) and Why Was He Allowed to Fly (Mail) have, according to a joint press release from the mental health charities Mind, Time to Change and Rethink Mental Illness, been overly simplistic.
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