What Do You Think of the Portrayal of Mental Illness in Entertainment?

As we close out September, which is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and we’re approaching October 10th, which is World Mental Health Day, we thought it appropriate to take on a discussion about mental illness in entertainment. And this year it’s ironic, since so much of our personal mental health has been affected for better or worse by entertainment due to so many lockdowns across the country. We discuss what Hollywood gets right and what they get wrong about mental illness, the films or characters that opened our eyes to a particular mental illness, and our favorite movies, shows, and characters revolving around mental health. 

We also discuss our annual Fall TV preview, the shows returning we're looking forward to and new shows that we're anticipating. In this segment, we provide the premiere dates, the network, and the description, so don't miss out!

Also on this week's episode: entertainment news roundup, and reviews of Enola Holmes, Spontaneous, Kajillionaire, and The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw. 

Discussed on this episode

  • (0:00 – 15:55) Opening | Movie and TV News Roundup
  • (15:56 – 53:29) Fall TV Preview
  • (53:30 – 1:12:59) Spontaneous Giveaway | Spoiler-Free Reviews: Enola Holmes, Spontaneous, Kajillionaire, and The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw
  • (1:13:00 – 1:49:35) From The Outside In: Mental Illness in Entertainment
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