Timeline of mental health representation in comics

  • With over a billion-dollar business in North America alone and a market comprising adolescents and adults alike, the portrayal of psychiatrists and psychiatric conditions in comics impacts more than just children.
  • Research finds that mental health content in comics saw an overall increase since 1938 with its most common appearances from 1970 to 1986 and depression being the most commonly represented ailment.
  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month and here is a brief timeline of how comic books became an enriching format for introduction to this frequently stigmatized subject over the years.
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