Depictions of mental illnesses in children's media

@article{Wahl2003DepictionsOM,
  title={Depictions of mental illnesses in children's media},
  author={O. Wahl},
  journal={Journal of Mental Health},
  year={2003},
  volume={12},
  pages={249 - 258}
}
  • O. Wahl
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Mental Health
Background: It has been suggested that media portrayals help to perpetuate the negative perceptions and attitudes of the public toward people living with mental illnesses. Children are significant consumers of mass media, and they may be learning about mental illnesses from their exposure to media depictions of those illnesses. Aims: This article is intended to explore how psychiatric disorders are portrayed in children's media. Methods: Studies of the depiction of mental illnesses in children… Expand
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