That's Not OCD
Accurate Representation of Mental Illness in Fiction 

This course will discuss common mistakes and misrepresentations of mental illness in fiction with the goal of improving representation and reducing the stigma of mental illness.

Individual Session

Starting date

Always Available


1 hour or less 



A few more words about this course

This course discusses mental health topics commonly misrepresented in fiction and how to improve representation.
Throughout this course you will learn:

  • Common misrepresentation of mental illness
  • Accurate descriptions of involuntary commitment and medication over objection
  • Tips for representing common mental health disorders 

Emily Smith

Psychiatry Fellow
Emily Smith is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow with additional concentration in peripartum women's mental health. 
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