‘Stop and Fangirl’ Episode 48: Mental Health and Media

'Stop and Fangirl' Episode 48: Mental Health and Media

Here at Fangirlish we continue to support your right to fangirl over any fandom you desire – whether that is a book, a TV show, a movie, or even sports. That’s why we have  Stop and Fangirl!  So you can feel  happy – and confident, loving whatever it is you love.

This week we ask for more for the portrayal of mental disorders in our movies and television, and talk about why it’s important to get it right. Just mentioning the disorder isn’t enough. We need accurate, compassionate representation to foster genuine, kind change, and we need it now. Listen to explore the issues with us.

Please be aware that there is non-graphic discussion of PTSD, anxiety, depression, suicide, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and borderline personality disorder. If you can’t listen because of this, it’s perfectly fine, and we’ll catch you on the next one.

So, without further ado…stop and fangirl with us! And when you’re done, come and share what shows have accurate and diverse representations of mental health!

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Lyra

Editor, Writer, Supreme Mugwump

Lyra enjoys loud mouthed, damaged characters, with a penchant for rescuing people and drinking their sorrows away. When she isn’t splurging on Netflix shows she’s not so quietly ranting about Teen Wolf, The Walking Dead, and Supernatural!