Some of the series we love are super mental, right? So why not talk about how mental health influences them? This panel discusses how our favorite series represent and are impacted by mental health concepts and a brief history of mental health in Japan. Come chat with us and learn about how deeply what we love relates to psychology! This panel is meant to inform and educate about the depths of the links between mental health and anime/manga. A brief history of mental health concepts in Japan is given, as well as how this history has impacted anime and manga. Specific series and industry examples illustrate the diversity in how mental health impacts the series we love.