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14 TV Shows That Shed Light on How It’s Like To Live With a Mental Illness

From more serious fare, like ‘Sharp Objects,’ to comedies like ‘One Day at a Time’

As television continues to move forward and break ground in terms of storytelling, more and more people are finding that their favorite shows are slowly but surely working their way to reflecting reality more and more. These days, especially after a global reckoning with race and power struggles, it’s no longer chic for media to be apolitical. The shows we watch, even—and perhaps especially—when they epitomize comfort television need to be accountable and responsible when it comes to portraying important topics like queerness, race, and mental health. Today, on World Mental Health Day, we take stock of television shows that paint—or at least try to paint—substantial and authentic portraits of mental health struggles, from substance abuse to depression. If you are sensitive to or are triggered by discussions about certain mental illnesses, please proceed with caution. 


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