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People Who Struggle with Mental Health Aren't Depicted Well in Our Media

Jun 8, 2021
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There are few good depictions of mental health in television and movies. Crime shows and detective films tend to have schizophrenic killers. Other shows discuss and portray obsessive-compulsive disorder as cute and quirky. Rarely do we get protagonists that struggle with their mental health in a real way. The media and many fans ridiculed Brittney Spears after she had a mental breakdown. You might think we are past the time where we make fun of people for their mental health. Yet when basketball players like Kevin Love or Demar DeRozan open up about depression, a subset of fans is still in disbelief. After all, how can the rich and famous have problems?
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