Dr Stacy L Smith, Marc Choueiti, Angel Choi, Dr Katharine Pieper & Dr Christine Moutier - USC ANNENBERG INCLUSION INITIATIVE

The purpose of the present study was to content analyze mental health conditions in popular films and TV series. To this end, we scrutinized the 100 top movies of 2016 as well as the first episode of the highest rated TV series from the 2016/2017 season. An additional analysis of the 100 top movies of 2017 was undertaken to examine LGBT portrayals as they relate to mental health conditions in storytelling.