Mental Health

We Still Don’t Believe Mentally Ill Women

Anna Fox is the epitome of a tragic, hysterical woman—the kind of character who’s easy to write off and should be a victim rather than a heroine.

“Framing Britney Spears” Is a Portrait of a Pop Star on Fire

Framing Britney Spears is a clear indictment of society’s stigmatization of mental illness. Read more »

Perpetual Emotion: In Season 4 of “Big Mouth,” Anxiety Takes Center Stage

Big Mouth has never shied away from mental health Read more »

Seeking Humanity: “Ratched” Is a Queer Show That Explores Power and Violence

Ratched isn’t just a lesbian love story. Read more »

Reflecting Strength: Therapists of Color Unravel Power from Whiteness

People of color may not have access to certain types of power, but we can learn how to redefine power to serve us in a way that allows us to be true to ourselves. Read more »

Keep Fighting: How to Move Forward after the Election

This is only the beginning. Read more »

Shot to Pieces: “Pieces of a Woman” Is a New Take on a Well-Worn Trope

What does it mean to make an “authentic” film about tragedy? Read more »

Go Low: The Time for Civility Is Over

We don’t pay our representatives to be scared, hiding behind the apron strings of civility. Read more »

“Legend of Korra” Shows How to Navigate PTSD While Fighting Injustice

Legend of Korra shows TV viewers that it’s possible to manage trauma—even while continuing the fight for justice. Read more »

Trauma Fishbowl: Reality TV Is Costing Survivors More Than Privacy

These events are a stark reminder of the price of fame. Read more »

Third Party Clarity: Therapy Is a Luxury for Pop Culture’s Troubled Mother-Daughter Pairs

In film and television, few relationships are as fraught as the one between a mother and a daughter. Read more »

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