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Some Goals of the Website

• Promote awareness and knowledgeable discussion of mental health topics that arise in the media

• Comment on the accuracy of media depictions of mental health

• Highlight positive, accurate, and realistic depictions of mental health matters (as a way to reduce stigma and change problematic stereotypes)

• Highlight novel and creative depictions of mental health matters in popular media that may enhance mental health awareness

• Indicate what a media depiction may be trying to show (especially when not explicit) regarding mental health

• From the vantage points of forensic, child and adolescent, and adult psychiatrists, respectfully propose alternative ways in which a media depiction or storyline may have been made more compelling and novel

• Discuss issues related to interactions between mental health professionals and the media