TV Series Addressing Mental Health

BY: Neighbors’ Consejo|

In an ever-evolving digital age, television series have emerged as a ubiquitous form of entertainment that profoundly impact our lives. Gone are the days when they were merely passive sources of amusement; today, series have become an integral aspect of our emotional wellbeing. The unique combination of storytelling, relatable characters, and immersive narratives has created a new realm of emotional experiences that resonate deeply with viewers worldwide.

Why is it a good idea to watch mental health series? “Watching gripping shows not only offers great entertainment value but also helps alleviate feelings of depression and loneliness. By connecting with characters’ struggles and emotions, viewers can relate to their own hardships and gain insight into how they themselves can overcome them. Furthermore, some shows even present real-life solutions to overcoming mental health issues such as seeking help or talking about the problem [1] .”

According to Health Works Collective [2] , “while an excess of screen time can be detrimental to your health and hurt your sleep, finding a perfect balance between leisure watching and binge-watching is necessary. In a modern-day life filled with hustle and bustle, occupying in the hobbies that keep your work-life stress away is a blessing in disguise.”

Some of the best movies and TV shows that portray mental health with accuracy are: Ted Lasso; What About Bob?; A Beautiful Mind;  Black-ish; Sex Education; Moon Knight; BoJack Horseman; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Normal People; Girl, Interrupted; Spencer; Black Swan; Silver linings Playbook [3] .  

In the end, series hold the potential to be much more than just entertainment; they can serve as powerful tools for self-care and emotional exploration. By choosing our viewing habits wisely, engaging in thoughtful discussions, and reflecting on the lessons learned from these fictional worlds, we can harness the transformative power of series to cultivate a more emotionally enriched and resilient life. So, let us embrace the captivating stories, immerse ourselves in the emotions they evoke, and embark on a journey of self-discovery through the enchanting realm of series, movies and TV shows.

Remember that you are not alone and that you can always reach out for professional help at any time.





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