Maggie Habermas, University of Texas at San Antonio
The battle to be seen online has morphed disorders into trends.
Kelsi Karpinski, Michigan State University
Society tells us that the most beautiful art is born out of suffering — a potentially life-threatening lie.
Anastasiya Cernei, Missouri State University
While making major life transitions can be difficult for everyone, people with this disorder tend to face challenges that ‘ordinary’ people can’t even begin to imagine.
Nnekakwo Adibe, Lesley University
This form of PTSD leads to a multitude of mental and physical symptoms that stem from repetitive trauma.
Benjamin Chen, Columbia University
Payton Hobart is an ambitious student with White House aspirations, but he faces challenges that all viewers can relate to.
Reem Farhat, Fordham University
The groundbreaking Korean drama reimagines media representation of mental health to build a show about struggle and growth.
Lauren Buchko, Michigan State University
Musical theater isn’t just catchy songs and flashy dance numbers. Many shows have poignant messages about mental health, suicide, LGBTQ+ issues and more.
S. T. Perez, Texas A&M University, San Antonio
Combining real-life issues and movie worlds isn’t always a bad idea.
Carli Moses, Union University
Viewers looking for a nuanced presentation of love, whether it be romantic or familial, will swoon over this new anthology series.
Kaitlin Romriell, Southern New Hampshire University
Having a mental illness is not easy to face alone.
Zailin Peña, Southern Adventist University
It may sound like a cliché to “journal away your feelings,” but maybe there’s a reason for that.
Madison Feser, Seton Hall University
It seems the Devil might actually care about mental health.
Haley Cohen, Quinnipiac University
This Dream Theater album’s lyrical insight into mental illness is still relevant today.
Rickea Bell, Saint Peter’s University
No sugarcoating here, thanks.
The YouTuber creates videos that explore mental illness by using different characters to voice different parts of his brain.
Britni Hones, Lindenwood University, Belleville
Grosso’s life lessons will definitely be useful to you, whether you’ve struggled with addiction or not.
Shaina Lapuebla, Central Connecticut State University
The collection’s title, like its contents, reflect the coexistence of optimism and despondency.
Michelle Dreyer, Southern New Hampshire University
Talking about mental illness can be sensitive, so take some pointers from these experts.
Study Breaks Writer
The UCLA student is empowering others through her works of art and is aiming to destigmatize mental illness.
Isabelle Mencia, University of Florida
‘One Day At a Time’ speaks to the hottest topics in our society today, ranging from mental illnesses to LGBT experiences.
Bonnie Wong, University of Southern California
Depression jokes have become the new social media trend, leaving many users falsely convinced that they have a mental illness.
Karen Guan, Southern Methodist University
Unlike most teen dramas, ‘Riverdale’ doesn’t hesitate to dive into complicated social issues.
Marissa Cortes, Stony Brook University
The nuances of mental health can be hard to nail in fiction, but these novels do it perfectly.
Valeria Garcia, University of Texas at Austin
Iowa State University’s Leah Beman has a tireless journey to bring awareness to mental health.
Maahfio Otchere, Villanova University
Seventeen older adults commit suicide every day for one hidden reason: The ignorance towards elders with mental illnesses.
Ben Zhang, Duke University
Any show that both hackers and transgender advocates can get behind is worth checking out.
Terry Mooney, Ohio State University
The stigma discouraging men from discussing their mental health is especially dangerous in college.
Kristian Porter, Northern Kentucky University
Miller, a recently-appointed Mental Health Ambassador, seeks to encourage fellow individuals with depression to open up about their struggles.
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