In recent years, discussions on mental health have been growing positively, and representations

of those struggling with depression, anxiety, or ADHD have become more common in our current discourse

In film and TV, the number of characters with mental illnesses has nearly doubled

from 1% in 2015 to 1.7% in 2019. However, most of the characters shown are white, which means that

the media tends to fall short about equitable representation of people of color. Suffers from mental diseases.

According to a 2019 report from the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, a US government body

launched in 1985, black adults in the United States are 60% more likely than white adults to report symptoms related

to depression. Chances are. When class is included in the conversation, black adults living below the poverty

line in the United States are more than twice as likely to report "psychological distress."