Degree Name

Master of Science

Department or Program

Mass Communication and Media Arts


Aguayo, Angela


There have been many documentaries about mental health issues since the 1960’s. Topics have ranged from systemic issues in mental health institutions to individual stories about people who deal with a variety of conditions including schizophrenia and depression. This paper will document the different ways that mental health has been portrayed in documentary film, how that affects the mental health community and how that relates to my documentary, A Million Directions, a film about living with Adult ADD.