MHAM: ‘Maniac’ (2019) Presents a Down-to-Earth Depiction of Borderline Personality Disorder in an Otherwise Outlandish World

There is something overwhelmingly lonely about suffering from a condition that is so misunderstood, so feared and so shrouded in stigma that you could go your whole life without seeing it depicted accurately on TV.

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MHAM: How ‘Doom Patrol’ Deconstructs Superhero Tropes to Explore Mental Illness

To say that Doom Patrol is a very weird show would be an understatement. Since its debut on DC Universe last year, the show has given us some of the strangest and most bizarre moments ever seen in the history of TV. There’s a talking giant cockroach named Ezekiel who can predict the end of…

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MHAM: Another Side of Daniel Craig

He starred in numerous explorations of complex characters, bringing light to different mental health issues in a way significant enough to influence my own wellbeing.

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MHAM: A World of Unsane Women – A Look Into ‘Unsane’ (2018)

Einstein once stated that the definition of insanity – or unsanity for the sake of the film’s title – was the act of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

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MHAM: ‘Fleabag’ (2016-2019) and the Messy Reality of Mental Illness

“Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) can’t be easily defined. She is layered, she is real, she is – in all honesty – a disaster.”

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MHAM: ‘Kidding’ (2018) and Being Scared of “I Don’t Know’s”

Kidding has cemented itself as a show regularly dealing with heavy issues in a way that is accessible to many.

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MHAM: Mental Vs. Physical Well-Being and Confronting One’s Own Failing Support System in ‘Sex Education’ (2019)

Sex Education opens up a clear discussion on the comparison between mental and physical health through a redefinition of the classic jock archetype.

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Between the Lines: The Sincerity of the ‘Lars and the Real Girl’ Screenplay

Mental Health plays a big part in our daily lives, so it comes as no surprise that the subject usually becomes a talking point in film. For Mental Health Awareness Month, Between the Lines will be looking at a screenplay that has a positive outlook on Mental Health: Lars and the Real Girl.

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MHAM: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and the Power of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

It may be known as most people’s favourite Christmas film, but Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) was never intended as such. Whilst praising this acclaim as a classic in the 70s thanks to countless re-runs around the festive period, Capra’s film was one of the many films talking about loss after the devastating events of World War II.

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MHAM: ‘This Way Up’ (2019) is a Comedy that Moves Beyond Stereotypical Depression Narratives

‘This Way Up’ isn’t about a life breaking down or falling apart, it’s about what comes after that and how the pieces of a life can begin to be put back together again.

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