Britain's 'Big Brother' accused of being hazardous to mental health
UPI News Service, 05/31/2006
Britain's version of the "Big Brother" TV show has been accused of being hazardous to the mental health of its contestants.
The accusations were sparked by a suicide threat from Shahbaz Chauhdry, 37, of Glasgow, Scotland, who was a contestant this season, the BBC reported. For the current season, the size of the Big Brother house was decreased and glass was added to minimize the privacy of contestants.
SANE, a mental health group, is urging better screening of contestants.