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ASDA and The Mental Patient

So, what exactly is the problem with a large retail chain selling a fancy dress costume based on crass, stereotypes and why is it so offensive? You might or might not have heard that costumes labelled as “Mental Patient” and “Psycho Ward” we’re recently withdrawn from sale after attracting a great deal of criticism.  No wonder when so many people are working so hard at reducing mental health stigma.  These costumes were for Halloween and this is what Wikipeia has to say bout Samhain, the festival it stems from: Do You Care? Read on