Table 1

Psychiatrists' Roles in the Media

The TeacherEducates the public about mental illness. Recommends resources. Advances the field of knowledge through scholarship.
The StorytellerMakes personal disclosures about his own struggles with illness or experiences.
The Celebrity CommentatorExpresses opinions about public figures.
The Hollywood ConsultantProvides consultation for media productions regarding topics of mental illness.
The ClinicianInterviews “patients,” provides counseling, or offers treatment recommendations.
The AdvertiserUses the media to market his clinical services.