Television shows that alter our perceptions of mental health do not make you feel awful about how you think. Instead, they help you identify with another person's experience with the same. When you next watch a TV show portraying an individual with a unique background in psychology, you may discover that you are thinking the same things about mental health that they are. But you didn't know how to articulate them previously.
From Post-traumatic stress disorder to OCD, these TV shows address various challenging topics. Here's a few of them representing people with psychological problems rather accurately.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Netflix)
Rebecca Bunch, an attorney, is followed as she relocates on the spur of the moment to be near her childhood sweetheart, whom she met on a camping trip. And Crazy Ex-Girlfriend season 3 identifies psychopathology. The program casts a sympathetic light on a socially stigmatised condition even among medical professionals, and many have welcomed its portrayal.
This Is Us (Amazon Prime Video or Hotstar)
This Is Us looks into each character's motivations. It indicates that our past traumas, loss, and grief may affect who we are in the present time. Through the eyes of three siblings, this television drama delves at everything from depression to anxiety, panic disorder, assault, humiliation, addictions, and unhealthy relationships with food.
Big Little Lies (Hotstar)
Big Little Lies delves at the stories of women who have endured physical abuse, as well as how they deal with the guilt associated with their experiences. Celeste's persona teaches us that not everything is black or white. It is not always safe to enter an uncomfortable relationship with the knowledge of the challenges, and it is far more challenging to recover from an attacker who dies. A lesson from Big Little Lies is that rehabilitation can mean a variety of things to different people.
Big Mouth (Netflix)
Teen years are uncomfortable, puzzling, and frightening, as demonstrated in this TV show, which follows a group of prepubescent schoolchildren. The show's producers effectively detangle a range of complex problems, including abuse, gender identity, sexual objectification, and even the #Metoo movement, all while bringing humour into the mix. Because they gave the manic depressive disease a physical form and personality, they successfully conveyed to viewers how life feels, helping them to 'perceive' what depression accomplishes.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Kimmy gets freed from a 'preacher' who kidnapped her. And now she's a teenager, holding her captive in a bomb bunker for decades until she's rescued. With no opportunity to live her early life, Kimmy doesn't seem to fit the rest of society until she's saved. Alongside her sudden independence comes the knowledge that most of what the preacher promised was wrong. So Kimmy has to keep her clean and secure. We see Kimmy growing up through abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) throughout the show through a comic prism. Finally, however, the program succeeds in driving the nail into the coffin.