Year: 2017 Source: 19 p. SIEC No: 20170221

Fictional films and television programs may exert a powerful influence on community attitudes towards mental illness because of their broad reach and appeal. The current report reviews the available literature on the portrayal of mental illness in these media, in order to address three research questions:

  1. What is the extent and nature of portrayal of mental illness in fictional films and television programs?
  2. Is there evidence that portrayal of mental illness in fictional films and television programs can have harmful effects?
  3. Is there evidence that portrayal of mental illness in fictional films and television programs can have positive effects?

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